Portland State University. Department of English
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing
Fig -- California -- History, George Christian Roeding (1868-1928), Horticulturists -- 20th century
1 online resource (viii, 196 pages)
This is a work of narrative nonfiction about the horticulturalists, entrepreneurs, and scientists who brought figs to California at the turn of the twentieth century, and the legacies they inadvertently left behind. The story focuses on George Christian Roeding, a nurseryman who paid a great personal cost in order to participate in one of history's most overlooked botanical heists.
© Jacob Walz Roberts 2022
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Roberts, Jacob Walz, "The Fig King of Fresno: The Botanical Heist That Reshaped California's Landscape" (2022). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 5929.