The papers include accounts from the years when David Bixler (1831-1908) ran the farm, 1879-1908, and from the years that
the Augusta Bixler Estate held the farm, 1920-1944. Included also are family letters, especially from Elizabeth Augusta Bixler,
and research notes made by William Hyde Irwin in his preparation of Augusta Bixler Farms, 1973.
This farm of approximately 4,400 acres was located on Union Island in the San Joaquin River and was a producer of grain, asparagus,
truck crops, and alphalfa. This delta farm had been in the Hyde-Bixler family for four generations.
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