The Adventure Continues… Citrus

Citrus was a huge industry in the entire state of California during the early 20th century; by 1896, the Orange Vale Colony in eastern Sacramento County already had 300 acres in fruit including oranges and lemons. This part of Northern California drew eager investors from Chicago and other parts of the eastern US when folks realized these northern orange trees […]

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The Adventure Continues… Swallows

I concluded the California Mission series a couple of weeks ago, but I couldn’t leave the topic of the missions without taking a look at the swallows that arrive at Mission San Juan Capistrano every spring in mid March. These beautiful little birds clearly bring a lot of joy to the people in the area as they gather to celebrate […]

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