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
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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