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In that period, the use of the mills influenced the growth of oil production, both for the olives and for the milling of the sugar cane and for pressing the grapes. It is necessary to go back to the Phoenician era to see the first cultivations of olive trees in the territory of western Sicily, a very inportant place in the routes of the navigators of that time. This cultivation was carried out also in classical times, first by the Greeks and then by the Romans, who understood the extraordinary potential of the soil and climate of this area. However, olive growing really had a considerable dimension with the modern era; in particular, the Spanish domination gave the fundamental role in the economic growth of the entire territory. The historical material of the time testifies the massive use of resources to revitalize the production of oil, which has definitively been part of the local economy since then. Even today, in the territory of the province of Trapani, there are some olive groves planted by the Spaniards during the two centuries of their domination in the land of Sicily.