Riverside in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree
Mrs. Eliza Tibbets,
and to commend her good work
in planting at Riverside in 1873
The First Washington
Navel Orange Trees
native to Bahia Brazil,
proved the most valuable
fruit introduction yet made by
the United States Department
Erected 1920. (Marker Number 20.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Trees marker series.
Location. 33° 56.769′ N, 117° 24.1′ W. Marker is in Riverside, California, in Riverside County. Marker is at the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Magnolia Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Arlington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4550 Arlington Avenue, Riverside CA 92504, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Marsh Grapefruit Trees into California (a few steps from this marker); Mount Rubidoux (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mission Inn (approx. 3 miles away); De Anza Crossing of the Santa Ana River (approx. 3.1 miles away); Jensen-Alvarado Ranch Robidoux Grist Mill Site (approx. 3.4 miles away); Highgrove Hydroelectric Plant (approx. 5.8 miles away); Agua Mansa (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverside.
Regarding Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree. The tree was introduced into the United States from Bahia, Brazil, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1870. Twelve young trees were received and buds from them were propagated on sweet orange seedlings. In 1873 two of these greenhouse-grown trees, which were distributed throughout the United States, were sent to Mrs. Eliza Tibbets in Riverside. SOURCE: California Historical Landmarks, California State Parks
Also see . . .
1. Eliza Tibbets (1825 - 1898) - Find A Grave Memorial. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
2. History of the parent Washington navel orange tree. (Submitted on January 6, 2012.)
Categories. • Agriculture •
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