History of Calfornia’s Second Gold Rush

The Place

Below are the places where the citrus groves made California citrus history.

The Big Three

Leading counties in total citrus acreage in California by varieties (1941)

Navel & Misc. Oranges

  1. San Bernardino | 27,836
  2. Tulare | 25,670
  3. Los Angeles | 14,727

Valencia Oranges

  1. Orange | 65,503
  2. Los Angeles | 30,398
  3. Ventura | 16,332

Grapefruit

  1. San Bernardino | 4,374
  2. Riverside | 4,029
  3. Imperial | 4,018

Lemons

  1. Ventura | 19,004
  2. Los Angeles | 12,736
  3. San Diego | 8,680

Limes

  1. San Diego | 455
  2. Orange | 133
  3. Los Angeles | 111

All Varieties

  1. Orange | 75,909
  2. Los Angeles | 59,242
  3. San Bernardino | 51,687
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