Santa Clara County Fruit Union

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Dried Fruit Packer,Cooperative
Main Location

San Jose

The Santa Clara County Fruit Union was a San Jose-based cooperative dried fruit packing and marketing organization, apparently organized in September 1899[1]. Several cooperatives were formed during the 1890's; the Santa Clara Valley Fruit Exchange was affiliated with several of the other cooperatives, but the Santa Clara County Fruit Union appears to have stood apart[2]. The Union was also a delivery point for fruit for the California Cured Fruit Union during the 1900 season[3].

The organization's secretary in 1900 was W. P. Cragin[4].


Location Years Address Details
San Jose 1902, 1904, 1906 Ryland near San Pedro 1902 San Jose City Directory


  1. September 24, 1899 San Francisco Call.
  2. Cooperation In Marketing Pacific Coast Dried Fruit: Proceedings of the 24th Fruit-Growers Convention, 1900, California State Board of Horticulture.
  3. Where Prune Growers May Deliver Crops: July 29, 1900 San Francisco Call.
  4. Letter to the Editor: May 5, 1900 Pacific Rural Press.