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Concern for farmworkers prompts grower to donate land

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When 1985 Senior Farmer Aubrey K. Baker worried migrant farmworkers were living in substandard housing, he took action. Baker donated 10 acres of Pomona Ranch to build an apartment complex for laborers through the Madera Housing Authority.

The generous son of cattleman O.L. Baker not only donated his land, but his time.

He was a charter member of the Madera Elks Lodge and involved with the Exchange Club, American Cancer Society, Boy Scouts Century Club and President’s Circle of Madera Community Hospital.

He served on the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Association by a federal appointment, on the Madera District Fair board for four years, and as chairman of the Madera County Farm Bureau. Baker was also president of Yosemite Winery, the Farmers Gin Co. and Farm Home Loan Administration...


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