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Davis Cooperative Centennial, 1887-1987

 
 
Davis Cooperative Centennial, 1887-1987 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 14, 2020
1. Davis Cooperative Centennial, 1887-1987 Marker
Inscription.  The Davisville Almond Growers Association was formed on January 31, 1897. Thus began the first century of cooperative enterprise in Davis. That group of Davis growers became leaders in the creation of Blue Diamond Growers; now, one of the largest cooperatives in California. Later, the co-op leaders played a key role in bringing the University Farm to Davis.

The almond co-op formed on G Street was the first in the development of the "City of Cooperatives.” From artists to artesanos, childcare to co-housing, students to seniors, domes to homes, today over thirty cooperative enterprises meet many kinds of needs.

This plaque marks the place where the Cooperative Centenary Clock was commemorated. Celebrate with us the hopes and aspirations for a new millennium for cooperatives.
 
Erected 1998.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 32.937′ N, 121° 44.406′ W. Marker is in Davis, California, in Yolo County.

Davis Cooperative Centennial, 1887-1987 Marker, with the Davis Food Co-op in the background image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 14, 2020
2. Davis Cooperative Centennial, 1887-1987 Marker, with the Davis Food Co-op in the background
Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street and G Street, on the left when traveling east on 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 620 G Street, Davis CA 95616, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bentley House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richard E. Lyng (about 700 feet away); Davis Library Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic City Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln Highway Marker (approx. 0.3 miles away); Remembering the Terminal Hotel Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); After a Fire, the City of Davis is Created (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Davis High School (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Davis.
 
Also see . . .  Davisville Almond Growers Marketing Cooperative. "Almond trees appeared in California in 1846. Through the years the planting of almond trees spread and became profitable.... More intense development of almonds resulted in profitability areas and abandonment of almonds in less favorable areas. As varieties improved on production increased, marketing became a problem. Conditions were beginning to necessitate a grower organization for the almond industry. Marketing difficulties, tariff problems, freight rates, and the general movement of grower cooperation were all forces that caused the individual growers to organize....About fifteen almond growers met in Davisville,
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Yolo County, on January 23, 1897 to discuss the formation of an organization...." (Submitted on December 15, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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