Sanger, California (Images of America Series)

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The arrival of the railroad in 1887 brought rumors of Kings River Lumber Company's plan to build a flume for shipping lumber from the forest to the valley floor, and the town literally boomed overnight. Founded in 1888, Sanger officially incorporated in 1911 and was named in honor of Joseph Sanger, secretary of the Southern Pacific Railroad Yardmasters Association. In 1866, early pioneer Mary Jane Hazelton planted the area's first orange grove. Later, Harvey Akers established the first vineyard. In the 1920s, ...
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Overview


The arrival of the railroad in 1887 brought rumors of Kings River Lumber Company's plan to build a flume for shipping lumber from the forest to the valley floor, and the town literally boomed overnight. Founded in 1888, Sanger officially incorporated in 1911 and was named in honor of Joseph Sanger, secretary of the Southern Pacific Railroad Yardmasters Association. In 1866, early pioneer Mary Jane Hazelton planted the area's first orange grove. Later, Harvey Akers established the first vineyard. In the 1920s, after many years of struggle, the lumber era came to a close and was replaced by agriculture. Packinghouses sprang up around Sanger, and area fruit was shipped around the country via the railroad.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781467130189
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/14/2013
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 1,371,683
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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The Sanger Historical Society hopes that by opening its archives, residents will not only remember but also treasure their local history. The society hopes that this book will encourage folks to preserve Sanger's fading history and to learn from those that came before them. As the Sanger Historical Society motto states: "A town with a future needs to remember its past."
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