Photo Credit: San Diego Historical Society
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In 1963, District 5 county supervisor candidate Al Hogan posed with peanuts. Walnuts, celery, and carnations have all had their high-production years in San Diego County, but peanuts…

In 1878, a Captain Porter “made a success of his peanut planting…. Spring Valley will soon supply the town market.” In 1883, a Union article queried, “Why do not some of our farmers plant peanuts? They can be raised on any ordinary loamy soil, and a good price can always be realized for them.”

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