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The Olive in California: The History of an Immigrant Tree

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By: Judith M Taylor

316 pages, Illustrated

Ten Speed Press

Hardback | Jul 2000 | #180308 | ISBN: 1580081312
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A symbol of peace, strength, and nourishment, the olive tree has been imbued with a sense of history, place, and charm since its earliest cultivation in the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean. From the first Spanish ships to touch California's shores to the rise of a thriving industry with hundreds of olive growers and oil makers, this text traces the path of this sturdy, life-giving tree as it developed into a California agricultural phenomenon. With a foreword by Dr. Kevin Starr, State Librarian of California, Dr. Taylor's book is endorsed by the California Historical Society.


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