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Arcadia Publishing Presents:
Images of America
128 page book with 202 Black And White Images
A picturesque town nestled among the wildflower-covered foothills of the Sierras, Lindsay is the epitome of the ideal California life—one of health, wealth and sunshine. Lindsay became the heart of the state’s second gold rush, when large-scale farming became popular, by hitting the mother lode with oranges. With over 16 citrus packinghouses, people initially came to Lindsay to seek their fortune. The success of the citrus groves attracted not only many skilled Japanese farmers but also many immigrants who were new to the trade. By the 1920s, Lindsay’s most famous crop became Lindsay Ripe Olives. Lindsay is a town of surprising inventions and innovations that revolutionized agriculture, citrus farming, irrigation, and especially the olive industry.
About The Author
Sarah Troop is a historian and the Lindsay Museum and Gallery curator. With the assistance of members of the Lindsay Cultural Arts Association, she has selected images from the museum’s archives, the Annie R. Mitchell History Room’s Shades of Tulare County collection, the Madden Library Special Collections, and generous donations from many of Lindsay families to show the history of Lindsay.