Fontana Farms
        The migration of people continued into Fontana. In 1930 starter farms were relatively inexpensive and potential homeowners were encouraged to grow grapevines or walnut trees. Farmers also had chickens to provide food and supplement their agricultural income with the sale of eggs.
        The weather and land in the area was very conducive to poultry farming and by 1930 Fontana was the largest poultry center in the West.
The Fontana Farms site on Pepper Street is now a museum. To investigate the early days of agriculture in Fontana visit the museum.
Why did the farmer choose to settle in Fontana instead of another location? Was it a clever idea to offer land inexpensively? What ways to city leaders encourage people to move into their communities during present times?