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“Evangel Train”

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780520200197
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940864 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0011
“Evangel Train”

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This chapter looks at the farm demonstration trains that toured California. It shows that these agricultural demonstration trains were the result of a long period of interaction between the University of California-College of Agriculture and the Southern Pacific Company. The chapter studies the influence of the Southern Pacific on agricultural research, before moving on to the alliance formed between the Southern Pacific and the University of California's College of Agriculture. Both of them were unpopular and constantly attacked by critics. The chapter further expounds on farm demonstration trains and studies the promotion of scientific agriculture across the western regions.

Keywords: farm demonstration trains; University of California; agricultural research; scientific agriculture

Chapter.  16537 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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