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California Emperor Grapes Crate Label

SKU: CRL1054 $2.65 USD



Historic Overview

This vintage crate label comes from C. D. Pruner & Sons of Exeter, California. The label features a large cluster of Emperor grapes with the vineyard in the background. This grape crate label measures 13" Wide x 4" High and is probably from the 1940s. 

C.D. Pruner stands for Charles D. Pruner and he was one of the largest grape growers in Tulare County, California. He was born in 1884 in Lodi, Virginia and moved near Exeter, California with his family in 1901. After college in 1908, he purchased land and began cultivating grapes, primarily Emperor grapes, and continued expanding his holdings. The magnitude of his own crops induced him to establish a packing house which turned into a full blown commercial packing business. Mr. Pruner married Miss Flora Snodgrass of Virginia (No I’m not kidding) and had one son, Charles. He also organized the Exeter Ice Company to manufacture ice for his own use and to sell.

 

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