Picturesque San Diego; With Historical and Descriptive Notes

Picturesque San Diego; With Historical and Descriptive Notes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...public interest in the horticultural resources of the County, and the successive exhibitions that followed it, each developed a stronger and stronger interest. The success of our Citrus Fruit growers in competitions at State and District Fairs over sections where this production was the acknowledged specialty, aroused County pride and stimulated producers to their best efforts. The advent of the railroad revealed to us something of our interior country, and we began to hear of development in the San Luis Rey and San Jacinto Valleys, and at points along the line. At the same time, the change from wheat-growing to fruit culture had been going on in the Cajon Valley; the peculiar adaptation of that valley to the Raisin Grape was discovered; while in the orchards of the Sweetwater, Spring Valley, and other fruit-growing sections, trees and vines were continually coming into bearing. We began to hear, too, that in our summit valleys, and in the mountain country, people were making a great success of fruit-growing, as well as in the cultivation of grain. The Julian orchards, and those of the Mesa Grande and the Palomar regions, were spoken of with admiration by all who had seen them. Lumbermen who sold fencing and building material to the interior, and nurserymen who sold trees and plants, had some knowledge of the actual transformation that had come over our extensive back country. Thus, when the subject of holding a County Fair began to be agitated, the gentlemen of our Horticultural Society were confident that a fairly creditable showing might be made. But even those best informed had ot conceived of the magnitude of the development of the County, and the result excited astonishment, as well as admiration, surpassing as it did the...
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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1234090945
  • 9781234090944