The Last Orange Grove in Town

Sep. 5, 2019

In 1919, Henry and Arabella Huntington signed the trust indenture that formed The Huntington. But in 1919 this was still a working ranch; the library was still under construction; and Henry was still gung-ho for a citrus operation that he hoped would subsidize his plans for a public institution.

 

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