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Rivergarden Farms, ca. 1910-1915
BANC PIC 1977.019--ALB
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Collection Title: Rivergarden Farms
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1977.019--ALB
1 album (79 photographic prints) ; 26 x 32 cm.
83 digital objects
McCurry Foto Co.
The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
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Rivergarden FarmsBANC PIC 1977.019--ALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
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Scope and Content
This collection consists of an album of 79 photographic prints of Rivergarden Farms, an agricultural area apparently located
near the Sacramento River in the vicinity of Knights Landing (Yolo County) and Grimes (Colusa County), California. The photos
were taken circa 1910-1915 by the McCurry Foto Co. of San Francisco. On the cover of the album is the following: "Photographs,
Exclusive sales agents, `Rivergarden Farms,' Property of Stine & Kendrick, San Francisco, Cal.," which suggests the album
was assembled as a promotional tool. Included are photographs of Rivergarden Farms, Fair Ranch (including buildings, livestock,
and various crops); scenes of the towns of Knights Landing and Grimes, California, showing business buildings, street scenes,
residences, and shipping on the Sacramento River. Typewritten captions pasted below the photographs are reprinted in the container
[cows on the Rivergarden Farms]
40 sacks of barley to the acre on the Rivergarden Farms, "Fair Ranch"
Harvesting with traction engine on the Rivergarden Farms "Fair Ranch".
Pumping station on Rivergarden Farms, "Fair Ranch".
Grain stacked along river bank.
Loading grain into warehouse.
Inside of warehouse on Rivergarden Farms, "Fair Ranch".
1000 acre corn field Rivergarden Farms, "Fair Ranch".
Part of 200 acre oak grove.
Note the wonderful growth of grass on the Rivergarden Farms, "Fair Ranch".
Note quality of straw produced on grain fields of Rivergarden Farms, "Fair Ranch".
WHEAT on Rivergarden Farms "Fair Ranch".
Freight Boats on the Sacramento River.
Shipping alfalfa from Rivergarden Farms along the Sacramento River.
HOP FIELDS on Sacramento River bottom lands, finest in the world.
HOPS, near Rivergarden Farms, "Fair Ranch" yielding $1,000 per acre per year.
OLIVE ORCHARD, producing $600 per acre per year on river bottom land.
DAIRY, on Sacramento River bottom lands, near Rivergarden Farms.
BEANS, on river bottom lands along the Sacramento River, yielding $100 per acre.
Southern Pacific Depot, Knights Landing.
Cottage Grove, Knights Landing.
Railroad and wagon bridge, across Sacramento River, Knights Landing.
River frontage at Knights Landing.
Market Street, Knights Landing.
Lumber yard and building material. Knights Landing.
Hershey Hotel - Knights Landing.
Church, Knights Landing.
Primary school, seventy children, Knights Landing.
Main Street, Knights Landing.
Entrance to "Fair Ranch".
Farm Buildings, Fair Ranch.
Bird's Eye View of 3,000 acres, Fair Ranch.
Ideal Bungalow Home, adjoining Fair Ranch, Knights Landing.
Beautiful street of homes in Knights Landing.
Alfalfa land near Fair Ranch, for which owner refused $500 an acre.
Sub-division No. 2. "Fair Ranch" - Rivergarden Farms, Barley 56 inches high.
Road along the beautiful park drive, through center of Fair Ranch.
Two-year old Holsteins, valued at $300 per head.
Location of new town site. "Fair Ranch".
Cutting alfalfa on river land near the Fair Ranch.
Almonds and Thompson's Seedless Grapes
One of the ideal farms near Fair Ranch.
Crowd of Pennsylvania buyers at Home Cottage on Fair Ranch.
View of Oak Grove along the Sacramento River, "Fair Ranch".
Entrance to old home on Fair Ranch.
Farm Cottage adjoining Fair Ranch.
Barley, yield 30 sacks per acre.
Farm home, near Fair Ranch.
Fresh water lagoon, separating sub-divisions 6 and 7, "Fair Ranch".
Oak Grove surrounding warehouse, sub-division #2, "Fair Ranch".
Sugar Beets, 8 inches high, May 5, Land adjoining Fair Ranch.
Sub-division No. 1, "Fair Ranch".
Land near Fair Ranch, for which owner asks $600 an acre.
Ninety head, two year old Holstein thoroughbreds, on farm adjoining Fair Ranch.
Lights and Shades, Oak Park, Fair Ranch.
Home of County Supervisor on the Fair Ranch.
Bird's Eye View of 5,000 acres, Fair Ranch, from river levees.
A rich corner of the Fair Ranch.
Olive Drive, to Mr. Nelson's home, Fair Ranch.
Two tons to the acre, Alfalfa, without irrigation.
View of "Fairmount Hotel". Fair Ranch.
Alfalfa 6 ft. 2 in. high; oats nearly 6 ft. high.
Street in Grimes, near Rivergarden Farms.
One of many similar cottages in Grimes.
River road along Rivergarden Farms.
New Avenue through Rivergarden Farms.
Sugar beet dump for use of growers on land in or near Rivergarden Farms.
Row of cottages in Grimes.
Cottage showing orange trees on land near Rivergarden Farms.
New boulevard scene on Rivergarden Farms.
Free Ferry across Sacramento River at Rivergarden Farms.
14,000 acres of land "Level as the floor".
Rivergarden Farms "Level as the floor".
Prune Orchard, Rivergarden Farms.
School house on Rivergarden Farms.
Meat Market in Grimes.
Truck garden and cabbage on Sacramento River bottom land.
$100.00 an acre bean crop on Sacramento River bottom land.
Public Schools, Grimes.
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