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Olive Through the Ages, launched in 2005, was created as a tribute to Olive, California, to make the public aware of its existence, and to preserve its history. The original Web site featured maps, a timeline, historical overview, and images that provided a glimpse into Olive from its days as a pastoral community in the mid-1700s to the mid-1800s; to a bustling 1880s boom town with a lucrative flour mill; to an orchard-filled community with five citrus packing houses between the 1910s to the 1960s; to a residential island from the early 1960s to present times.

Beginning in 2009, Olive Through the Ages began expanding to include information provided by local historians and individuals with a connection to the Olive community. New content for the Olive Web site was included in a section called "The Living Branch."

In the summer of 2013, the "old" and "new" sections of the Web site were consolidated. But the vision of this site remains: Olive Through the Ages is a place where the past mingles with the present. In joining together with our memories, we are all a part of the Olive community.

If you have old photos or stories about any places that once existed in Olive, please contact me at dota@yahoo.com. The site has grown and evolved because of contributions to its content made by many fine individuals. Thanks to all for your interest in this project. - Daralee