Fair Oaks, in the gently undulating foothills along Highway 50, has something in common with its vast neighbor, Sacramento. Early land speculators, politicians, and Chicago businessmen formed a partnership to sell off one of their "Sunset Colonies," deservedly dubbed Fair Oaks, promising water systems and a suburban railroad to help colonists grow prize citrus. The farmers came, but when the investors retreated east, a railroad and water had not appeared. A later investment group did build a bridge and railroad, encouraging ...

Fair Oaks 2006, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738530888

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Fair Oaks 2006, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531616960