‘Oranges and the California Dream’
David Boule, author of “The Orange and Dream of California,” will speak at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, in the Palisades Branch Library community room, 816 Alma Real Dr.
His topic is “King Citrus: Oranges and the California Dream.” Boule will examine the symbolic relationship between the Golden State and its “golden apple,” and how they built on one another for centuries. He will explain how the orange dramatically changed California’s economy, culture, population and image. Given Silicon Valley, entertainment and aerospace, Boule feels that the orange remains one of California’s most interesting stories.
Boule has been researching California’s citrus past for almost five decades. He has been featured on public television, in the Los Angeles Times and LA Magazine and on National Public Radio. In 2017, he donated his collection to The Claremont Colleges library, which has mounted several exhibits using the archive.