Joel Parker whitney

History of the trees: Andrews sparked a citrus boom throughout Rocklin

Auburn orchardist Moses Andrews originated South Placer County’s citrus industry in 1871 when he first marketed commercial-quality oranges from a tree that he had started fro ...

Joel Parker Whitney’s Pyramid Tomb

  This tomb is near the 11th green of Whitney Oaks Golf Course, to the north of Monument Park. In January 1913, Joel Parker Whitney died at Del Monte after a long bout with ...

Joel Parker Whitney’s Oaks Mansion

  A plaque marks the location of Joel Parker Whitney’s now-demolished three-story, 20-room Oaks Mansion. The plaque is in front of a private residence at the end of Kno ...

Letter to editor: Finally, truth about Whitneys

So now we have it — the Whitneys were petty adjuncts to the British Empire in its heyday! Imagine them on the mansion’s shaded porches surveying their 20,000-acre dominion wit ...