Shepard’s Ranch

Perhaps the first citrus fruit label out of Carpinteria is this Shepard’s product sold out of Los Angeles markets. It dates between 1883 and 1898. Ventura County became a county in 1873, annexed from Santa Barbara County. The dividing line between the counties was Rincon Creek. The creek ran through Shepard’s Ranch, thus “Santa Barbara and Ventura County oranges.”

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