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“Oranges for Health! California for Wealth!” — Sunkist

March 21, 2012

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Every piece of California’s quilted landscape comes with a food cultivation story, from abalone and almonds to asparagus and artichokes. In Southern California, citrus was the name of the game. Not just oranges, but lemons and grapefruits and limes as well. The cultivation and harvest of ‘orange gold’ made a splash that spurred growth and […]

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The History Press Announces First Orange County Book

September 2, 2011

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On September 9, 2011, the anniversary of California’s Admission Day, The History Press releases its first book in California’s Orange County: A Brief History of Orange, California: The Plaza City by Phil Brigandi. Orange, California, is a city that started small but grew big on the promise, sweat and toil of agriculture. Born from the […]

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Interview with Phil Brigandi, Author of A Brief History of Orange, California: The Plaza City

July 26, 2011

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AK: What first drew you to study and promote local history? PB: I really can’t say . . . for me, local history has just always been interesting. I’ve guess I’ve just always wanted to know more about the world around me, and where I live. I thought fourth grade California history was the greatest […]

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Forthcoming Books from The History Press Frontier

July 17, 2011

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This fall The History Press will release its first Oregon titles: Stories from Jewish Portland by Polina Olsen and Hidden History of Civil War Oregon by Randol B. Fletcher. Polina Olsen captures the history of Portland’s Jewish community through interviews and extensive research, while Randol Fletcher explores the often overlooked connections between the Beaver State […]

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