TANGIBLE MEMORIES: Californians and their Gardens, 1800-1950, by Judith M. Taylor and Harry Morton Butterfield

"California may be the golden state but it is also a garden state. Innumerable gardens have been made since the Europeans first came, starting with the Franciscan missionaries. The gold rush was the defining period, leading to immense expenditures by newly rich miners."

HISTORICAL IMPORT OF THE ORANGE INDUSTRY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, by Jessie Edna Boyd, 1922

"The wealth of this state was better known after the discovery of gold by James W. Marshall, January 1848. The gold rush quickly populated California and held the undivided interest in mining for several years to follow. It was not until the diggings became poor that attention was turned to agriculture and the mass of… Continue reading HISTORICAL IMPORT OF THE ORANGE INDUSTRY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, by Jessie Edna Boyd, 1922

FIRST AMERICANS IN LOS ANGELES, by Margaret Romer, 1924

"On Christmas Day in the year 1828 the American brig 'Danube' was wrecked on the rocks at San Pedro. The crew were rescued and a few of them remained as settlers. Among these was John Groningen, a German. The Spanish people could not twist their tongues around the name so they called him Juan Domingo."