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History of Citrus in Covina Valley Told Through Photographs
- 07/18/2011

Arcadia Publishing

More Info on This Book: Covina Valley Citrus Industry

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Covina Valley Citrus Industry from local author Barbara Ann Hall Ph.D. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

Drawn by the California dream of golden sunshine and promise, many settlers came to the Covina Valley, where, after clearing the rocks, sagebrush, and cactus, they found rich alluvial soil. With the addition of water, everything grew in abundance. Citrus gradually became the best cash crop.

This is the story of the men and women who made the citrus industry work in and around Covina, how they founded towns and eventually planted 25,000 acres of oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits. They endured droughts, floods, freezes, insect invasions, and unscrupulous buyers who almost ruined them financially. Together they developed water resources and the first stockholder-owned citrus cooperative, and brought railroads, transforming the Covina Valley into a major citrus producing and processing center.

Highlights of Covina Valley Citrus Industry:
• Origins of Southern California Citrus
• Citrus Communities and the Water Wars
• First Citrus Cooperative and Pioneer Nurserymen
• New Citrus Cooperatives and Independent Packers
• Maintaining Commercial Citrus Groves
• Golden Years of Valley Citrus
• New Citrus Products
• Citrus Era Ends

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or
(888)-313-2665.

Buy It Now: Covina Valley Citrus Industry $21.99




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