Thursday, January 13, 2011

Basques in Orange County

Today's photo shows the "world's largest orange orchard" on the Bastanchury Ranch in Fullerton.
"The Basques in Orange County" is the topic for tonight's meeting of the Orange County Historical Society. The meeting will be held tonight, Thurs., Jan. 13, 7:30pm, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 N. Canal St., in Orange. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served.
If the event puts you yen for all things Basque, be sure to ask about the OCHS members who will be driving up to Centro Basquo for dinner on Saturday. Jane Norgren, who will be at tonight's meeting, should be able to give you the details.


doug macintosh said...

Irrigating this grove looks like it must have been a challenge and a full time effort. Must have taken a huge volume of water. Some of the furrows are visible in the photo.
Now days it would be a lot easier and more efficient with drip irrigation.
The hills covered with citrus must have been a wonderful sight.

Chris Jepsen said...

I love that the potential irrigation problems are the first thing you thought of in looking at this photo. That wasn't something that even entered my head. Sometimes I'd like to just borrow your brain for a few hours.

Dr Bitz said...

Is this taken from Bastanchury Road near brea blvd?