Citrus Roots Preserving Citrus Heritage Foundation
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Preserving Citrus Heritage Foundation
California Citrus History
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Explore our site to discover the most extensive history of California Citrus ever compiled in one place.
The citrus gold rush lasted well over a half century and generated an amount far exceeding the sum of the 49ers. Up until the late 1930s the California citrus industry reigned as the state’s second largest industry (following the oil industry). The legacies of the citrus dollars built distinctive communities above the norm. The confirmation of this statement regarding the high architectural designs is proof from the churches, schools and public buildings built during the citrus gold rush. In addition the growers developed and built a comprehensive water system and the rights were established. The aforementioned legacies benefit all future generations.
Our mission is to keep Citrus Heritage alive in the minds of those living in California through publications, education and artistic work.