Monday, June 15, 2015

John Meirs Horner

John Meirs Horner He was born on a New Jersey farm June 15, 1821. As a pioneer in agriculture, he furnished fresh vegetables and grain to the gold-crazed miners and the people of the growing city of San Francisco, as early as 1849. He became known as “The Pioneer Farmer of California,” “California’s First Farmer.” Then the Panic of 1857 caused him considerable loss, he sold his land holdings and moved to Maui (arriving on Christmas day 1879.) “Horner, a man of broad vision and accurate foresight, was quick to appreciate the possibilities of the sugar industry and was a big factor in its development.”

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