“The Tracks”-Southern California Christmas Tree Industry
Trains played a huge roll in getting the Southern California Christmas tree industry started. Without a doubt, Bishop and Mathews knew how to use the trains to their advantage! In fact, “The Tracks”, were the best place to be to get a fresh cut Christmas tree. They were auctioned right out of the boxcar to the highest bidder.
Ron Bishop wrote this great article in Christmas Tree Lookout about the beginnings of the Southern California Christmas tree industry. He tells us in this article what life was like being part of the up and growing Christmas tree industry. Ron lived it first hand and wrote this article based on his own personal experience and knowledge.