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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