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 County 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[5]


  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: Prune Yield in the Santa Clara Valley: May 5, 1900 Pacific Rural Press.
  5. 1902 San Jose City Directory