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Cuyama Viticulture

“Unlike raisin or fresh grape production, where greater cluster size and quantity were preferred, wine grapes often produced superior vintages on rocky, sandy (e.g., Virg. Georg. 2.346; Colum. Arbor3.6), or even infertile soils, which tended to check productivity and overall … Continue reading


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Depression Era Portrait of Florence Owens Thompson

“She said that they had been living on frozen vegetables from the surrounding fields and birds that the children killed.”  —Dorothea Lange, photographer working for the U. S. Resettlement Administration The image above, titled Migrant Mother, has been heralded as … Continue reading

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