Author David Boule will present "King Citrus - The
Real California Gold Rush" at the Citrus Label Society meeting
on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 10am to 1pm. This program will show
the highly symbolic relationship between the Golden State and its "golden
apple," and explain how the orange catapulted California into the
Growing oranges gave Riverside the highest per-capita
income in the United States in 1895, and by 1920, the California orange
trailed only oil as the state's largest revenue producer.
But beyond the economy and culture, the orange became
a symbol of California's promise as a place of plenty, potential and
personal opportunity - exploited by poets and boosters, artists and
A third-generation Californian, David Boule has been researching
and collecting bits of the Golden State's citrus past for nearly five
decades. David's collection has been featured: on public television;
in the Los Angeles Times and in LA Magazine, and on National
Public Radio. His book, The Orange and Dream of California, was
published in 2014 by Angel City Press.
In 2017, David donated his collection to The Claremont
Colleges library which has mounted several exhibits via its archive,
and has made the contents available to researchers via the Online Archive
of California (OAC).
For more information, contact Tom Spellman at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Read the VC
Star article published after the April 2018 Citrus Label Society
Anyone is welcome to attend Citrus Label Society meetings and
purchase labels or citrus-related memorabilia.
Only members are allowed to sell labels at Citrus Label Society
meetings. Anyone can become a member by signing up at a meeting or by
contacting Noel Gilbert (email@example.com).
A small fee will be charged to help offset rental charges for meeting