Re: When is the grain rush?

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Randy Hees wrote:
In the 19th century California had it's own grain rush, from the fields, mostly in the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys, but also the Salinas Valley and even the East Bay where they grew winter wheat, shipped to Vallejo, Port Costa, Oakland and other deep water ports for shipment via ship around the horn to England for distribution in Europe...
True, but at the beginning of the 1890s Dakota wheat came into large-scale production, at prices no one else in the United States or for that matter in the world could compete with. Shipments from California to Europe or even to the eastern U.S. ended rather quickly, and the Central Valley was soon given over to different crops altogether.
This thread, of course, was about a much later period.

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