This collection contains research notes, articles,
photographs, documents, and other material compiled by Patricia Ortlieb, author and
great-great-granddaughter of Eliza L. Tibbets, as she conducted research for the
book "Creating an Orange Utopia: Eliza Lovell Tibbets and the Birth of California's
Citrus Industry" that she co-authored with Peter Economy. Includes material related
to the people, places, and events that shaped the life of Eliza L. Tibbets and the
generations of her descendants that followed.
Eliza L. Tibbets (1823-1898) is most widely known for her role in introducing the
first Washington navel orange and founding the citrus industry and cultural
landscape of orange groves in California. Eliza L. Tibbets was a horticulturist,
early California pioneer, spiritualist, abolitionist, suffragist, and renowned
citizen of Riverside, California.
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