This Historic American Buildings Survey
(HABS) report documents the Yorba Orange Growers Association Packing House in Anaheim,
California with machinery in place, an important element for understanding the historical
operation of such packing houses.
The first orange trees were planted in California in 1804 at the San Gabriel Mission, but
Californians did not begin to export citrus to the east in significant quantity until 1877,
after the opening of the transcontinental railroad. Soon after, citrus fruit became
California's chief export and provided a significant economic base for the young state. The
earliest California orange crops, Navel and Valencia oranges, were grown and harvested in
Riverside and Orange County.
1.8 Linear Feet
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