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Olive Heights Citrus Association, 1915 - from The California Citrograph, 1915
The Olive Heights Citrus Association was organized September
30, 1914, with 100 acres "signed up," and a handful of members.
Now there are 400 acres and 120 members. Young as it is this association
has won the distinction of having topped the eastern markets several
times this season. Ninety per cent of the oranges handled are Valencias.
During the season of 1814-15 there were sent out 77 cars of Valencias.
The output this season will be about 150 cars. The average net returns
to the growers for this season up to August 31 was $2.26 net per box.
The September shipments brought net an average of $3.54.
The packing house cost about $7,000. The machinery equipment represents about $7,000 more. From the California Iron Works of Riverside the machinery was procured.
W.H. White, president and manager, has been connected with the packing of citrus fruit for 17 years. He commenced by washing oranges and knows by experience exactly how to handle every detail of the business. He is also a successful grower and owns 20 acres of Orange County oranges.
The other members of the board of directors are A[lexander] C. Fletcher, P.H. Medlin, J.A. Maag, H[enry] C. Meyers and D[aniel] P. Crawford. The latter is vice president. E.D. White is secretary.
- Article courtesy of Gordon McClelland
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