Hauling Grapes By Rail

Bob Chaparro <thecitrusbelt@...>

I found the image below on Calisphere
(http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/), a service of the
University of California Libraries. The caption reads: "Grapes are
loaded onto gondola railway cars at the Turlock, California, depot."
This was taken around 1905.

Does anyone know how common this practice was before trucks and good
roads were common in these rural farm areas?

Bob Chaparro
Mission Viejo/Hemet, CA


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