Early History of the Citrus Experiment Station

Early History of the Citrus Experiment Station

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1917 CES Building

The well-known landmark building that served as the foundation of the new UC Riverside campus in 1954 was not built until 1918. This display pays homage to the earlier days leading up to the proud moment of the inauguration of that new facility. The original 1907 location of the Riverside Citrus Experiment Station was “one mile west of the city, at the east base of Rubidoux Mountain.” It was, according to the 1905 law enacted by the California Legislature, “to provide … adequate facilities for the investigation of all subjects having important bearing on citrus production.” This photo, showing the building with its north wing, was taken in the 1930s.





J. H. Reed Speech 1900 As early as 1900, John Henry Reed was advocating bringing a citrus experiment station to Riverside. More ...
At this 1907 Riverside gathering, leaders in the citrus industry exchanged ideas ... More ...
UC Circular No.35 of 1908 University of California Agricultural Experiment Station Circular No. 35 of February 1908 outlines the legal underpinnings for the Riverside Citrus Experiment Station. More ...
Old Citrus Experiment Station 1912 The original home of the Riverside Citrus Experiment Station, from 1907 to 1917, was this building on 30 acres at the east base of Mt. Rubidoux. More ...
Herbert J. Webber Herbert J. Webber was appointed the first Director of the Citrus Experiment Station and Dean of the Graduate School of Tropical Agriculture. More ...
Original CES Faculty, 1916 Original research faculty on the steps of the Mt. Rubidoux facility, circa 1916. More...
Field-Day at Old CES, 1916 Field Day at the original Citrus Experiment Station, 1916 More ...
Aerial View of the new CES, 1917 Aerial view of the new 1917 Citrus Experiment Station buildings at the foot of the Box Springs Mountains More ...


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