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Harry A. Eastman Ranch collection
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Description
The Harry A. Eastman Ranch collection contains the business records of the Eastman Ranch Company along with a miscellany of personal papers, photos and memorabilia.
Background
Harry Augustus Eastman (1879-1974) was a grove farmer and businessman in south Ontario from 1907 until 1970. His primary crop was walnuts, but he also grew citrus fruit and developed, but did not patent, a new strain of plum. His ranch was bounded by Francis, Walnut, Benson and Palmetto streets. In 1976 the city of Ontario purchased 15 acres of his land for a public park, now called the Homer F. Briggs Memorial Park.
Extent
2 archive boxes
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Availability
Collection open for research.