Our Citrus Roots Mural  
This closeup of the stylized version of an antique orange crate label illustrates that in its heyday, La Verne had many, many acres of citrus trees, as did much of southern California. The mild climate and fertile valleys proved ideal for citrus, and with the coming of the railroads, citrus could be shipped to all parts of the country. The "L" on the hill in the background was blazed on a nearby hillside by University students in 1919.