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

Se Fundaron Un Pueblo De Espanoles, (A Village of Spaniards Was Founded,) by Thomas Workman Temple II, 1905

"Crespi who named the river after 'Our Lady Queen of the Angels,' so beloved of St. Francis, did not see the Pueblo founded. Nor did Rivera, who painted in vivid language the beauties of the valley to soldiers and settlers alike, witness these humble beginnings."

California’s Gabrielino Indians, by Bernice Johnston, 1962

"There were no wine presses and the grapes were placed in huge shallow vats placed near the 'zanja' or water ditch. The Indians were made to bathe their feet in the zanja and then step into the vats where they trod rhythmically up and down in the grapes to press out the juice. The juice was drained off into larger vats where it was left to stand until fermentation. Then it was clarified, aged and bottled or barreled."