ⓘ Nut Tree

                                     

ⓘ Nut Tree

The original Nut Tree opened in 1921 on the Lincoln Highway old U.S. Route 40. It was created by Helen and Ed "Bunny" Power as a small roadside fruit stand, and built near the site of Helens childhood home Harbison House dating from 1907, which she and her husband purchased from her parents not long after their 1920 marriage. The black walnut tree after which the Nut Tree was named grew from a black walnut that pioneer Sallie Fox had picked up along a trail in Arizona before arriving in Vacaville in 1859.

The nut tree ceased operations in 1996 due to financial problems caused by the family feud that was taken to court. The main nut tree buildings were demolished in fall 2003. Café-restaurant on the tree at the I-80 highway, the other part is the original walnut tree of the enterprise, was demolished in late 2005. Old original Harbison house was transferred to the Vacaville Museum in 1998 and rebuilt at the new location 1000 meters from the original site.