The History of Blossom Valley

by Edson D. Blossom



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/13/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781425905880

About the Book

The book covers the history of Blossom Valley when the valley was first settled and tells how the valley received its name. It tells of how Mr. Elmer G. Blossom, at the age of 19, started developing 100 acres of flatland in the lower end of the valley. Mr. Blossom, with the help of one laborer and a mule, cleared the entire 100 acres. He turned the property into a productive ranch growing a variety of fruit trees and vegetables.


The book includes over 100 pictures taken during the early development and operation of the property. The pictures came from the family albums. The pictures show some of the old farming equipment and illustrates how it was used in farming. Some of the fond memories of the author and his older brother, Herbert H. Blossom, are also included in the book.


About the Author

Edson D. Blossom, the author of The History of Blossom Valley, is the second son of Elmer and his wife Reba. Soon after the author was born the family moved to La Mesa, California. Most of his memories of the ranch were from helping his father maintain the ranch on weekends.


Upon reaching the age of eighteen Edson signed up in the Army Air Corp and served as a weather observer during World War II. After the war he married Ina I. Wicker. They moved to Berkeley where he studied at the University of California, receiving a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation he worked in the oil and gas business in natural gas processing plants. He is now retired and living in The Woodlands near Houston, Texas.