Report of the Iowa State Horticultural Society, for the Year Volume 28

Report of the Iowa State Horticultural Society, for the Year Volume 28

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...the attention of one of the largest pickling and preserving works in the United States. This firm, seeing the rapid growth of the great northwest, and a growing demand in this direction for their condiments that are found _ on the shelves of almost every first class grocer in the United States, sought a western location, and to day we have established in our city the western branch of the largest pickling and preserving works in our domain. The H. J. Hienz Company, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, annually put out the products of thousands of acres of vegetables and employ one hundred and fifteen salesmen on the road and six hundred hands in their mammoth bottling and preserving works at Pittsburg, besides a large number of hands at their different salting stations in various parts of the country. This firm has cast its lot with us. and at no distant day expect to make the establishment here the equal of the Pittsburg plant. The excellency of their goods needs no further proof of superiority than to know that they carried ofi eighteen of the prizes at our great Columbian Exposition. In addition to the already named favorable indications that Muscatine is well suited to the growing of vegetables, we have here the famous Muscatine Island, the garden-spot of the great northwest. in order that my hearers may form some idea of this noted spot; of land, I will try to briefly describe its appearance and location. The northern end of the island is located in the southwestern portion of our city, on which a large portion of our lumbering mills and factories arelocated. Taking a southerly course for about twenty miles, its eastern shoreis washed by the Mississippi river. You can now imagine a piece of landsomething in shape like a half moon with the...show more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236738020
  • 9781236738028