Grapes: Santa Catalina Island

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Grapes: Santa Catalina Island


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August 14, 1903 [LAT]: “Avalon. Catalina revisited by woman pioneer. Mother of first white child born on the island. Widow of Captain Howland sees again the scenes of many years of her life, when six families comprised population… The large grapevine there was planted by Mrs. Howland’s own hands, forty years ago. It has had a hard life of it, for cattle and sheep have browsed at its branches and ridden it down, uncared for by any one in the decades which have passed. It is now receiving good care, and at present hangs full of luscious grapes. After an absence of twenty-five years, Mrs. Howland has returned to the island with her son, Joseph Howland, and several grandchildren, and a day or two since they chartered the launch, Tio Juan, that she might revisit the scenes of her early days. Several stops were made at points of interest, but at the old home of Howland’s they spent most of the day. There they ate figs, grapes and peaches, all from trees and vines of her own planting...”