Grimsby Newspapers
Growing Oranges for Sixty Years
Grimsby Independent, 27 Dec 1945, p. 1

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27 Dec 1945
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Woolverton, Harold C. ; Woolverton, E.J.
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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When Harold C. Woolverton left for his orange grove in Mentone, Cal. last week, he was making a trip that has been made continuously by some member of the Woolverton family each winter for three score years. It is just 60 years ago that the late E.J. Woolverton first conceived the idea of growing peaches in Grimsby in summer time and oranges in California in the winter. He went to the Golden Gate State in the fall of 1885 and purchased an orange grove. For years he continued to go to the Sunshine State late every fall returning to Grimsby in the spring. After his death, his sons Harold C. and the late Theoron carried on and latterly Harold C. In later years several other local fruit growers followed Mr. Woolverton's lead of winter oranges and summer peaches, but they purchased and operated groves in Florida. At the present time Harold C. is the only local resident who is following up the dual fruit production idea.

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Growing Oranges for Sixty Years