Bob C <thecitrusbelt@...>
For a number of years the Howard Rose Company in Hemet, CA, shipped rose stock all over the country from the Santa Fe's San Jacinto Branch. This was a very large rose stock producer that once had over three million plants and a dedicated packing house. They shipped their stock in refrigerator cars.
In the coming weeks I will be interviewing the son of one of the company's original owners. He worked at the company during the time period when rose stock was shipped by rail and currently is the President of the local historical society.
For those of you who have any interest in this, what questions would you like to have answered about shipping rose stock by rail?