Escondido is the lilting Spanish name meaning "hidden" and was given to an irregular-shaped inland Southern California valley where an investment group planted 100 acres of grapes in the early 1880s. The dry-farmed grapes grew unusually large and sweet, which prompted business leaders to envision an attraction similar to Pasadena's Tournament of Roses. The first Grape Day Festival in 1908 commemorated an auspicious occasion in Escondido's water history and celebrated the grape as a symbol of the agricultural abundance of ...

Escondido Grape Day Festivals 2010, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738559490

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Escondido Grape Day Festivals 2010, Arcadia Publishing (SC)

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