Los Angeles & San Fernando Valley

William Wolfskill's citrus grove
William Wolfskill's citrus grove

 

 William Wolfskill
William Wolfskill
In 1841 he planted two acres of oranges for profit, and became the father of California’s citrus industry.
Hollywood 1905
Hollywood 1905

 

By 1956 there were still traces of citrus – Franklin near Vine, UCLA, Westwood Blvd., etc.

Immaculate Heart School, Hollywood 1905
Immaculate Heart School, Hollywood 1905

 

Fox Studios
Fox Studios
Citrus was on two sides on Western and Sunset Boulevard in 1918.
Cahuenga Valley
Cahuenga Valley
Early scene showing the family and neighbors picking lemons in Cahuenga Valley. circa 1899
Canoga Park
Canoga Park
Canoga Park
Canoga Park
Canoga Park
Canoga Park
A citrus grove being picked
Glendale
Glendale
A wide open view of a lemon grove in Glendale (East side) 1910
La Cañada
La Cañada
A picturesque view of a grove of lemon and orange trees in La Cañada tucked away against the Sierra Madre range.
circa 1916
American Fruit Growers Corporation
American Fruit Growers Corporation
Another holding of American Fruit Growers Corporation near the Los Angeles Reservoir. circa 1920s
Citrus Grove Irrigation
Citrus Grove Irrigation
Irrigating a newly planted citrus grove in the San Fernando area. Note the two mature, aged Oak trees in the background standing as sentinels over their land. circa 1937
San Fernando Lemon Association
San Fernando Lemon Association
The management of San Fernando Lemon Assn. standing in front of their new Model A.
Granada Hills
Granada Hills
Granada Hills
Granada Hills
La Cañada Valley, California 1923
La Cañada Valley, California 1923