presented by students from Alta Elementary School
Over the last several years, Alta Elementary School has been weaving a tapestry of history, heritage, and legends that reflect our community and the global community all share. We are adding stories of the earth, how crops are nurtured and grow. From the land comes the most fundamental of human relationships and exchanges, the food and bread we eat, a foundation that all technologies rely on.
The Reedley area is rich in agricultural and natural resources. Reedley has been known as the World's Fruit Basket since 1946. It is also referred to as the Gateway to Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park. The Kings River flows through the community and has the distinction of being only second to the Nile River in the amount of farmland it irrigates. Our site and local community encompasses historical landmarks (man made and natural), and historical contributions of individuals that are related to these sites and the area (famous and otherwise) in the Reedley area. Individuals from all over the world have settled in this beautiful agricultural area.
Our collection of stories, articles, and photos creates a scenic portrait of historic Reedley, the fragrant and fruitful Blossom Trail, and majestic nearby Sierras.