Tag: OAC


Historical Fruit and Vineyard Operations at Mission San Gabriel

Fruits from Los Angeles are beginning to arrive in our city; and we were yesterday surprised by a present of some fine apricots that had sought the seclusion of our sanctum from the far-away sunny orchards of the South (“Horticultural,” Daily Alta California, July 27, 1851, p. 2, col. 2).”   That’s what San Francisco citizens would have read in…

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Early Los Angeles Fruit Orchards

It’s hard to imagine the agricultural landscape of the state of California before the mass cultivation of the orange or the wine grape, but I ran across an interesting 1855 article from the Daily Alta California that gives readers a glimpse of how these two crops were perceived in the mid-19th century before their mass cultivation. To be sure, southern California, as the…

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Finding Aid for the Jay Frierman papers, 1890-1998

Here’s my finding aid for the Jay Frierman papers on the Online Archive of California. In a previous post on this website, I described processing the papers of former UCLA history and archaeology professor Jay Frierman. The collection is held with UCLA’s Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), which is part of the Young Research Library’s Department of Special Collections….

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