Oregon is a state with a long, rich history, especially in agriculture. Among the principle regions where labels originated for fresh fruit shipments, were the Rogue River Valley around Medford, and the Hood River region in North-central Oregon, on the Columbia River. The big planting boom in the Rogue River Valley took place about 1907 to 1914. The first plantings in Hood River Valley took place about 1877, with the first commercial orchards going in about the 1890s. In Hood River, a real planting boom took place between 1902 and 1909. By 1920, there were 6,000 acres of apples in production in the Dufur area.
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