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Title  An Olive Oil Packing House, near Sacramento, Cal
Date  ca. 1900
Description  1 postcard ; 4 x 5 in.
Subject(s)  Olive oil industry--California--Sacramento (1), Industrial facilities--California--Sacramento (3), Carriages & coaches--California--Sacramento (45), Sacramento (Calif.) (782)

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Summary  Olives were profuse and profitable in the Sacramento Valley and olive trees are still found in many parts of the county. In 1928 it was estimated that 4300 acres were planted in olive trees, and when this postcard was making the rounds in the first decade of the last century the market was just as big. The olive packing house near Sacramento pictured on this penny postcard appears to utilize river rocks in the walls, possibly placing it in Fair Oaks, right on the American River, for many years home to an impressive olive processing plant that operated at the corner of Sunrise and Winding Way, site of the present Fair Oaks Post Office.
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