Rialto, Santa Cruz Island

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Rialto, Santa Cruz Island, both a field and a grove of eucalyptus trees in the field.




September 4, 1917 [SCICo]: “At the Main Ranch, trimming is still being done in the Vineyard. Hay is being hauled from the barn of the Rialto to the stable. The Fermenting Room is being made ready for vintage.”


September 11, 1917 [SCICo]: “The Zinfandel south of the Rialto runs from 24% to 25% and about the same in the Burgundy District.”


March 6, 1918 [SCICo]: “Speaking of grain, we have surveyed and mapped the Domestic, Upper, General, Islay, European, Rialto, Selva and Valentino fields. With the exception of the European and Valentino the fields are close to the acreage guessed at, but we find that we have sowed 18 sacks too much in the European and 8 too many in the Valentino, figuring a sack to the acre.”


March 19, 1918 [SCICo]: “Some little fieldwork was done at the Main Ranch during the past week, potatoes having been planted at the old cellar and mangels at the Rialto. Harrowing and digging were done in the Domestic Upper and General and two-men days were put in plowing the Vineyard. Trails and Puntas Mangas were repaired for the corrida, but there is still a lot of this work to be done yet.


March 31, 1919 [SCICo]: “At the Main Ranch prunings in the Vineyard are nearly all gathered. Two teams are plowing. The General-upper and alfalfa—has been planted to corn. Potatoes have been planted adjoining the Garden. At the Old Cellar soy beans have been planted as well as at the Rialto. Pumpkins and squash have been planted along the west line of the Vineyard near the garden. The Islay is being planted to corn and when this field is finished we will plow the Avuelo and plant it to potatoes and squash. Kitchen changes are being made; the chimney for the range being in the process of construction. This is expensive work with the men we have as they are not masons.”


December 22, 1919 [SCICo]: “At the Main Ranch the Campo Dos Pinos has been seeded to oats and we are now constructing a fence around it. The Rialto has been plowed, also the Selva and the sheep turned in to eat the morning glory roots. The gum trees are being cut out of the creek at the Selva, the corrals cleaned, and the tanks at the cellar scraped.”


January 19, 1920 [SCICo]: “If rain does not come soon what is your opinion of installing some irrigation? The pieces that would most readily lend themselves to irrigation are the Ermitane, the Avuelo, the Viejo and Campo Nuevo at Christy. The Upper, the Domestic, the walnut orchard, the field in front of the Bee House, Campo Dos Pinos, The Selva, and the Rialto at the Main Ranch. Campo Peras at P.H., and the alfalfa at Scorpion.”


April 26, 1920 [SCICo]: “We have been cutting the hay at the Rialto although it is not yet ripe as any other hay gave out...”


May 17, 1920 [SCICo]: “At the Main Ranch corrida horses are being shod, vineyard hoed, walnut trees trimmed of dead wood, hay harvested in the General, that in the Rialto is all harvested and called moved.”


October 30, 1920 [SCICo]: “Main Ranch. Nuts are being gathered, long wooled sheep shorn, saddle colts broke, fences around hay fiends repaired, the Selva is plowed, the Valentino is being plowed, gum trees being cut around the Rialto.”


November 8, 1920 [SCICo]: “Main Ranch. The road to Prisoners’ Harbor is being repaired, wood hauled to the harbor, the gas pipes cleaned, fences repaired, trees around the Rialto cut down and sawed and split, wood hauled and the Campo Matanza plowed, the Valentino is all plowed i.e. the parts that warrant plowing and the alfalfa field at the Sur Ranch is plowed.”


November 15, 1920 [SCICo]: “Main Ranch. Horses are being broken, the vineyard pruned, wood cut at the Rialto, a new cesspool dug at the garden, and the Campo Dos Pinos plowed.”