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Title
Orange groves in Hemet
Alternative Title
Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1937
Publication Information
Federal Writers' Project
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Panoramic view of Mt. San Jacinto, with blooming orange groves in the foreground. Note the snow on the peak of the mountain. Hemet is a city in Riverside County that was founded in 1887 and incorporated on January 20, 1910 with 992 people. Members of the Cahuilla Indian tribe first inhabited the area. During the early 1800's, it became a cattle ranch for Mission San Luis Rey, which named the area Rancho San Jacinto. In 1895, the Hemet Dam was completed on the San Jacinto River creating Lake Hemet and providing a reliable water supply to the San Jacinto Valley. Despite a severe drought in 1898-1900 and a major Christmas Day earthquake in 1899, the town of Hemet continued to prosper. Every year since 1923 one of the city's claims to fame has been "The Ramona Pageant", an outdoor play based on Helen Hunt Jackson's novel "Ramona". In 1950, Hemet was home to 10,000 people; as of January 2005, the city had a population of 66,455 according to the California Department of Finance. April 28, 1937.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00068960
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 700 4x5
CARL0000072843
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/2368
Subject
Mountains--California, Southern
Orchards--California--Hemet
Oranges--California--Hemet
Roads--California--Hemet
Snow--California--Hemet
Riverside County (Calif.)
Hemet (Calif.)
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs

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