Connecticut is coming to be famous for its fruit

“The variety of vegetables raised would be a marvel to Roger Sherman. The coming of men of many nationalities has created changes in productions. Tomatoes, egg-plant, celery, cauliflower, kale, dandelions, asparagus, radishes, lettuce, cucumbers and onions are among the products of the skillful market-gardener, whose Association advances his knowledge and protects his interests. Connecticut is coming to be famous for its fruit. The boom, which is enticing large capital to the irrigated lands of the far West, has not yet struck modest and wary Connecticut, where the people are learning that the hills of the state can produce apples unparalleled in the world for quantity and flavor. Nearly three million peach trees are growing in her orchards, and in peach-production she ranks next to Georgia and Maryland among the Atlantic states. The development of farming interests is promoted by good roads, in which the state has been active for fifteen years.”
-Excerpt and (top) image courtesy of Archive.org, “A history of Connecticut: its people and institutions,” by George Larkin Clark, 1914

-Image courtesy of Archive.org, “A history of Connecticut: its people and institutions,” by George Larkin Clark, 1914
-Image courtesy of Archive.org, “A history of Connecticut: its people and institutions,” by George Larkin Clark, 1914

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