“Newcastle Fruit Company 1922”
Artist: James Geddes

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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
which 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.
The strong winds quickly whipped the fire southward destroying
the Producer's, 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

 The Newcastle fire department were assisted by Auburn's
fire department and two railroad fire engines from Roseville
and Sacramento. The fire was just 2 months
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!

 Photo Reference: Mike Monahan

James Geddes