Magnolia Center Little League

About MCLL

Magnolia Center Little League
PO Box 2098
Riverside, CA 92516-2098

Originally founded as Magnolia Center Lions Club Little League.
Once chartered two separate leagues, Magnolia Center American Little League & Magnolia Center National Little League


Official League Boundary Map

Shamel Park
3650 Arlington Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506

Shamel Park was named for Archibald Dixon Shamel. Archibald D. Shamel was born on October 15, 1877 in Taylorville, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois, Champaign and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1902. While attending university, he worked as an instructor of farm crops. After graduation, he secured a position as a physiologist working for the United States Department of Agriculture in the Bureau of Plant Industry. In 1903, his book Manual of Corn Judging was published. In 1904 he invented a tobacco seed separating machine that improved the quality of tobacco plants by separating seeds and preventing cross pollination. Shamel married Agnes Fay Brewer in 1908 and they relocated to Riverside, California around 1910. He continued working for the Department of Agriculture at the Citrus Experiment Station (CES). Much of Shamel’s work at the CES focused on the improvement of citrus crops. In 1917 he invented a citrus humidifying machine that was used in citrus packing houses to improve storage conditions for the fruit. Shamel also had an interest in shade trees and was a member of the Riverside Parks Planning Department and the Riverside Beautification Committee. In 1937 he published the book Riverside’s Outstanding Trees. Towards the end of his professional career, Shamel continued to research unique and historic trees, writing articles for newspapers and magazines. In 1950, the American Pomological Society awarded him the Wilder Medal for his work with citrus and tropical fruits. Archibald D. Shamel died on April 8, 1956 in Riverside, California. – Guide to the Archibald D. Shamel papers, processed by Hollie Johnson, 2010. See for more information on Mr. A.D. Shamel.

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