Sanger, California (Images of America Series)

Sanger, California (Images of America Series)


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Sanger, California (Images of America Series) by Scott Haugland, Ken Marcantonio, Hal Shaw

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467130189
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 10/14/2013
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 1,303,563
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

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.”

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 8

1 Native Americans 11

2 Cattlemen and Dry Farming 17

3 Early Pioneers 27

4 The Lumber Era 39

5 Agriculture and Packinghouses 59

6 Early Sanger 69

7 Churches 87

8 Schools and Sports 95

9 Historic Sanger 117

About the Organization 127

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