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Name: Shafter Cotton Research Station
Site Number: #1022
Date Visited: 02/14/2016
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 17056 Shafter Ave, Shafter, CA 93263
Coordinates: 35.5323367,-119.2777984
Website: N/A

Description: The Shafter Cotton Research Station, established here in 1922 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, developed the “Acala” varieties which were exceptionally well suited to the San Joaquin valley. The quality of the acala cottons and the marketing advantage of the one variety cotton district, created in 1925, resulted in premium cottons with a world-wide demand. Through the continued vision and cooperative efforts of growers and researchers, production of acala cotton became one of California’s largest agricultural enterprises.