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By Gene H. Russell

The Land of Orland dates from the pre–Gold Rush 1840s whilst Granville Perry speedy chosen the realm for the adobe headquarters of his huge farm animals operation. The naming of town happened in 1875 while 3 men—who couldn't agree on a name—put their offerings on slips of paper and the identify “Orland” was once drawn from the hat. Orland observed an outstanding inflow of improvement within the 1910s with the crowning glory of the Orland Irrigation venture— the 1st federally funded irrigation undertaking at the West Coast. With water to be had at average costs, small dairies and orchards sprang up round the city. Promotional efforts introduced new households into the neighborhood. classic images from those “good previous days” provide a long-lasting photo of Orland’s agricultural heritage.

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