The Liberty Farms Company, founded in 1919, reclaimed 5,000 acres of swamp and overflow land in the Sacramento Delta. The
property, located eight miles north of Rio Vista and named Liberty Island by Robert K. Malcolm, was farmed by tenants on a
share basis. They produced potatoes, asparagus, zucchini, onions, peas, tomatoes, and other row crops. Liberty Farms Company
was sold to the Moresco Brothers Farming Company in 1973. The archives, which span the years 1916-1970, contain legal documents,
minutes, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and maps.
Liberty Island lies eight miles north of Rio Vista, in California's delta region. According to Robert K. Malcolm, who reclaimed
and developed it, the island received its name after a levee was built on the northern boundary. "When this was done, the
property was completely surrounded by water and as this was during World War I when we were fighting for liberty, I named
the property Liberty Island."
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