Second California Gold Rush launched by pioneer woman

Sanden, Dave
April 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/17/2012, p2
The article cites the pioneering work of Eliza Lovell Tibbets and U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) botanist, William Saunders in growing the Riverside navel oranges, officially known as Bahia. It relates the collaboration of Tibbets and Saunders in 1873 to find a crop that would do well in California's arid climate, the first crop bonanza, and the popularity of the Riverside navel and efforts done by USDA and University of California scientists in the 1880s to improve citrus growing.


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