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Title  [Forty-acre Strawberry Field]
Publisher  Sacramento, Calif. : Sacramento Chamber of Commerce
Date  1902
Description  1 photograph ; 7 x 9 in.
Subject(s)  Irvine, R. C. (1), Windmills--California--Florin (2), Strawberries--California--Florin (2), Florin (Calif.) (4)

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Summary  In 1902, one acre of strawberries in Florin could produce $500-$800 worth of saleable crop. Studies showed that there was no danger of overproduction even though 1,666,000 one-pound baskets had been filled. The neighboring states were plucking them off the trains and the rest of the country was eager to taste the bounty of berries grown in the Golden State. Good land was available in Florin for $25-$100 an acre, and the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce hoped to help promote sales with their booklet, "Story of the Strawberry" published on 1902. That booklet is the source of this information and view of Mr. R. C. Irvine's forty-acre strawberry field at Florin, a scene typical to the area for many years. [French, H. A. Story of the strawberry : berry culture in Sacramento County]
Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room
Copyright  Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room
SPE 630.979454 F874 1902 SAC VAU
SPE 630.979454 F874 1902 SAC VAU - p. 8

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