Belle & Ed McPhetridge ranch

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A photo of Belle & Ed McPhetridge on their ranch. Aunt Belle was the first to marry and leave home. She married Edward Bruce Mc Phetridge (1858-1907) and they lived on this ranch. I don't know where it was located but imagine it was in Mt. Pleasant district. Their first daughter Eula is in the photo with their dog Dido. Uncle Ed worked in the Sutter County Recorders Office at one time. Mama & Aunt Lou stayed with them briefly in Yuba City before they went to work in Sacramento.
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Oct 6, 1891 - 1984
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Sep 21, 1858 - Feb 27, 1907
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Mar 18, 1867 - Unknown
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Updated Jul 19, 2018

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Ancient Faces
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Do you agree that this is a great 1890s classic photo? And the bonus - there's a story attached!
Jul 19, 2018 · Reply
Linda Woody
When I was a little girl in the 1950s that area was known for orchards of prunes and plums as well as dairy farming.
Jul 19, 2018 · Reply
AncientFaces
Don't forget apricots! :)
Jul 19, 2018 ·
Anna Gardner
AncientFaces , I grew up there as well. During the depressio, my mom and her siblings picket ‘cots to earn a little money. Hard times but there was always love. The house my dad built in 1950 is now gone. Torn down and replaced with an ugly McMansion. Palo Alto is not the same lovely town where I grew up.
Jul 19, 2018 ·
Anna Gardner
I just read the story. It sounds like this may have been closer to Sacramento, rather than Santa Clara County. I still love the mention of the Valley of Hearts Delight. Reminds me of the good old days.
Jul 19, 2018 ·
Patricia Simms Williamson
If they lived in Yuba City, that is about 40 miles north of Sacramento.
Jul 19, 2018 ·
AncientFaces
Anna Gardner Oh yes - the pic was north of Sacramento. Just meant that it looked similar to the Valley in the 50s! Not Palo Alto but down around San Jose. :0
Jul 19, 2018 ·
Audrey Dupaix
Yup ! That's Asta alright ! LOL
Jul 19, 2018 · Reply
Darlene Eldredge
Little house, tiny outhouse and lots of wood cut for stove and heat. That was sort of my childhood on a dairy farm so no time for that big garden.
Jul 19, 2018 · Reply
Maddalena RN
Anyone know what the cloths on the poles are about?
Jul 20, 2018 · Reply
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