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Creating an Orange Utopia: Eliza Lovell Tibbetts and the Birth of California's Citrus Industry

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California’s citrus industry owes a huge debt to the introduction of the navel orange tree—in fact, to two trees in particular, the parent trees of the vast groves of navel oranges that exist in California today. Those trees were planted by a woman named Eliza Lovell Tibbets.
Born in Cincinnati in1823, Eliza’s Swedenborgian faith informed her ideals. Surrounded by artists a
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Paperback, 136 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Swedenborg Foundation Publishers
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Donald Harwick
Aug 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Family history rambled somewhat and the focus often moved away from Ms. To betts, but it was a fast read and held my interest.
Adele
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Just finished reading this one yesterday. Quick read. Informative about how ELT's life intersected various cultural and historic threads of the time, in particular about 1850s era utopian communities, the failures of some tone deaf antebellum initiatives, the acquisition of women's voting rights and development in southern California around the turn of the century. If you follow the history of water rights in CA or of Riverside, it's great because it pulls out documentary evidence of ELT's contr ...more
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Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good book. The life of Eliza Tibbets and the Washington navel orange trees she planted to create the orange industry of Southern California.
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