“Newcastle Fruit Company 1922”
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1922 Newcastle Fruit Company
The first box of Knights Early Black
Cherries from Ray
Fountain's Ranch sold for 50.00 in Chicago
crowned the Newcastle fruit area as a
US prestigious fruit supplier.
Remember, a brand new
car in 1921 was around $1,000.00
April 8th 1922, there was a strong north
wind blowing when
a fire started in the Producer's fruit house.
strong winds quickly whipped the fire southward destroying
Kellogg, The Newcastle Fruit Company and the
Newcastle Exchange. Silva
And Bergtholdt's hardware store, the
Select Movie Theater Gorge Miller's
blacksmith were destroyed
and many other buildings as well. The
reference photo for
this sketch was taken on April 7, 1922, the day before
the fire! The damage caused by the
fire was over $200,000.00
fire department were assisted by Auburn's
fire department and two
railroad fire engines from Roseville
and Sacramento. The fire was just 2
prior to the fruit season. The town of Newcastle rallied together
and started rebuilding immediately and
promised the fruit exchange would
be ready by shipping season!
Reference: Mike Monahan