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Guide to the Historic American Buildings Survey Report on the Yorba Orange Growers Association Packing House
MS-R145  
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Description
This Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) report documents the Yorba Orange Growers Association Packing House in Anaheim, California with machinery in place, an important element for understanding the historical operation of such packing houses.
Background
The first orange trees were planted in California in 1804 at the San Gabriel Mission, but Californians did not begin to export citrus to the east in significant quantity until 1877, after the opening of the transcontinental railroad. Soon after, citrus fruit became California's chief export and provided a significant economic base for the young state. The earliest California orange crops, Navel and Valencia oranges, were grown and harvested in Riverside and Orange County.
Extent
1.8 linear feet (5 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.