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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