• Creator
  • Kinsey, Clark
  • Created Date
  • 1930~
  • Description
  • The Fruit Growers Supply Company was established in 1907 in order to purchase and manage timber and mills to produce box shook for wooden shipping crates for the Southern California Fruit Exchange, which came to be known as Sunkist Fruit Growers. The company had headquarters and sales offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco and camps in Northern California specifically in Hilt, California in Siskiyou County and Susanville, California in Lasse... more
    The Fruit Growers Supply Company was established in 1907 in order to purchase and manage timber and mills to produce box shook for wooden shipping crates for the Southern California Fruit Exchange, which came to be known as Sunkist Fruit Growers. The company had headquarters and sales offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco and camps in Northern California specifically in Hilt, California in Siskiyou County and Susanville, California in Lassen County. A note in the Clark Kinsey inventory also suggests the company may have had a camp at Klamath Falls in Southern Oregon. Hilt became a logging town in 1902 when four Oregon men established the Hilt Sugar Pine Company and mill. The mill was bought in 1906 by the North California Lumber Company, who quickly went bankrupt. Around this time, the Fruit Growers Supply Company of Southern California lended the company money, only to take over and begin recouping their losses by producing wooden boxes for Sunkist. In the 1950s, the company... less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    11 x 14 in.
    Silver gelatin, b/w
    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 1000XL at 100 ppi in grayscale. Resized using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 so that the long dimension was either 768 pixels horizontal or 600 pixels vertical, then saved in JPEG format at quality rating 3. 2012