Re-planting the Original Naval Orange Tree

Re-planting the Original Naval Orange Tree Riverside California


Stock #: 604867
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Riverside
State: California (CA)
County: Riverside
Publisher: Newman Post Card Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Parent Washington Navel Orange tree, Glenwood Grounds, planted where it is by President Roosevelt. According to Mrs. Chas. F. Mills, her father, Luther C. Tibbets, planted the first Navel Orange tree in California at Riverside in 1873. The tree was replanted by Pres. Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 at the Mission Inn. The parent tree is one of two that was imported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture from Brazil.