Irwin Elmer Farrar (1893-1983) was the president of Sierra Alfalfa Company, and later of the Farrar-Loomis Seed Company, experimenting
with a new kind of sugar beet and seed. He served as secretary of the Corona Chamber of Commerce, founded the Hemet chapter
of Chamber of Commerce (1919), and helped in the formation of the San Jacinto River Protection Committee. He remained involved
with water supply issues until the completion of California State Water Project in 1973. The collection consists of Farrar's
autobiography and related research materials, correspondence from many California political figures, materials about Farrar's
political interests, his personal life and business activities, and materials related to his involvement with water issues
and the California State Water Project.
Irwin Elmer Farrar was born in 1893 near Camarillo, California; attended University of Southern California and Stanford Law
School; admitted to the California bar and began practicing law in 1916; became president of Sierra Alfalfa Company, and later
of the Farrar-Loomis Seed Company, experimenting with a new kind of sugar beet and seed; secretary, Corona Chamber of Commerce;
founded Hemet chapter of Chamber of Commerce in 1919; in 1944 he became interested in water seepage from San Jacinto tunnel
of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which lead to the formation of the San Jacinto River Protection
Committee; he remained involved with water supply issues until the completion of California State Water Project in 1973; died
in 1983.Irwin Elmer Farrar was born in 1893, near Camarillo, California. He studied at the University of Southern California and Stanford
University, where he studied law. In 1916 he was admitted to the California bar and started private practice. He became president
of La Sierra Alfalfa Company and later the Farrar-Loomis Seed Company, which experimented with a new type of sugar beet and
new methods of producing that seed.
13 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)
2 oversize boxes
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