Nut Tree legacy began 100 years ago, bringing forth a world-famous roadside destination

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VACAVILLE — When Helen Power opened her fruit stand in Vacaville on July 3, 1921, under the famed “Nut Tree” that Sallie Fox once planted in 1859, her husband Edwin I. “Bunny” Power told her, “If you’re going to do it, you better do it right.”

She did.

That simple stop for weary travelers rose over decades under the leadership of the entire Power family into the iconic, must-see California roadside destination.

The Nut Tree would become famous worldwide, and though it closed its original doors in 1996, it still conjures up nostalgic memories for those of a certain age who remember it so fondly.

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