Covina Valley Citrus Industry (Images of America) (Paperback)

Covina Valley Citrus Industry (Images of America) By Barbara Ann Hall Ph. D. Cover Image

Covina Valley Citrus Industry (Images of America) (Paperback)

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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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780738574424
ISBN-10: 0738574422
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: July 18th, 2011
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America