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Frank Capra, the famed Hollywood director, had a thriving olive oil business at his Fallbrook Olive Oil Company at Red Mountain Ranch. The company was...
Red Mountain Ranch was one of the largest farms in Fallbrook in 1915 when this photograph was taken. There were 102 acres of olives planted in 1890. These trees were removed after World War II in order that the more profitable avocado trees could be planted.
Red Mountain Ranch was one of the largest farms in Fallbrook in 1915 when this photograph was taken. There were 102 acres of olives planted in 1890. T...

Free agriculture event for families on Saturday, May 10

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Issue 19, Volume 18.

FALLBROOK – "A Salute to Agriculture: 100 Years of Agriculture in San Diego" is coming this Saturday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Historical Society museum grounds, 1730 Hill Avenue, (Rocky Crest Rd. and Hill Ave.), sponsored by the Fallbrook Historical Society and the San Diego County Farm Bureau. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see the Society’s collection of agricultural and historical photos, exemplified by the accompanying photos of Red Mountain Ranch in 1915 and Advertisement
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Frank Capra’s Red Mountain Olive Oil Company in the 1940’s.

The "Salute" also includes informative displays by the Mission Resource Conservation District and the University of California Cooperative Agricultural Extension.

Eric Larson, executive director of the San Diego County Farm Bureau, will present a slide presentation entitled "Celebrating 100 Years of Agriculture in San Diego County," and Janet Silva Kister, co-owner of Sunlet Nurseries, will speak on the Fallbrook perspective.

The event is open to the general public and free of charge.



Comment Profile ImageLee
Comment #1 | Monday, May 12, 2014 at 6:57 am
Excellent! Thank you to the organizers for putting on this event and for making it free.

If you ever needed proof that we, Fallbrookers, can have a rural lifestyle AND be water-wise, look no further than these two photos.

got olives . . . or grapes?

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