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A twenty-five-year-old eucalyptus tree in a eucalyptus grove at the L.J. Rose Ranch, ca.1900
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1900
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
California Historical Society
University of Southern California Digital Library
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Rights Information
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Public Domain. Release under the CC BY Attribution license-- both “University of Southern California. Libraries” and “California Historical Society” as the source. Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California
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Photograph of a twenty-five-year-old eucalyptus tree in a eucalyptus grove at the L.J. Rose Ranch, ca.1900. The barks on the trunk is pealing off to reveal the smooth surface underneath. The ground is littered with fallen leaves. Shrubs and grass cover the area in the background where other trees stand.
"Under the ownership of Leonard John Rose, the Sunny Slope Ranch live location was a showplace of orchards and vineyards, drawing as many as two to three hundred visitors a day. Rose learned how to grow grapes without irrigation, and the ranch became known for its brandy and fine wines." -- unknown author.
"The Old Grapevine holds a small segment of the original vine whose trellised branches once covered 10,000 square feet. It was a popular local gathering place where refreshments were served under the vine. Started as a cutting from the "Mother Vine" at the Mission, many local vineyards began from cuttings of this vine. L.J. Rose of Sunnyslope Ranch, just north and east of San Gabriel, started with such cuttings and grafted on many varieties of grapes new to this area. He later helped begin many a vineyard in Northern California. The San Gabriel Winery was among the worlds largest in the late 1800's, until a blight wiped out the vineyards and oranges became the main agricultural crop of the area. Today the park is once again a popular place for weddings, parties and social gatherings." -- unknown author.
2 photographs : glass photonegative, photoprint, b&w
26 x 21 cm.
glass plate negatives
photographic prints
USC-1-1-1-12281 [Legacy record ID]
Forests and forestry
Wood products
Agricultural sites
Time Period
circa 1900
1-108-55 [Microfiche number]
5549 [Accession number]
CHS-5549 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960

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