Santa Clara Valley apricot orchard drying trays in 1938

Apricot harvest in Santa Clara Valley

This 1938 photo shows orchard workers sitting by apricot drying trays in Santa Clara, California. By the 1950s, Santa Clara Valley grew more apricots and prunes than anywhere in California. Today (in 2018) there is only one working orchard in Silicon Valley — located at Orchard Heritage Park in Sunnyvale.