Early Ontario (Images of America)


George and William Chaffey, immigrants from Canada, based a version colony in Southern California in 1882. They named their payment Ontario, from an Iroquois time period which means attractive water, not just to pay homage to their domestic province yet to additionally draw different Canadians to their colony. using forward-thinking irrigation practices, the brothers laid out plots of land prepared for colonists who desired to farm or elevate citrus groves. After simply 4 years, the brothers left for Australia to enhance extra settlements and handed their version colony directly to Charles Frankish and his companions of the Ontario Land and development corporation. From its earliest days, the colony turned recognized for its citrus groves, Armstrong roses, Graber olives, Guasti grapes, and the Hotpoint iron. This booklet, including approximately 2 hundred photographs, makes a speciality of the colonys early improvement.

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