Monday, March 24, 2008

Growing Potatoes at American Camp.

Potato Patch at American Camp - National Historic Park Archive

No dear readers, I have not forgotten my Island history. Concerns for Tibet have taken precedence recently but relating to my last history post, The Quest for the Mighty Spud, if you will recall, Lyman Cutlar rowed all the way to Port Townsend to procure his seed potatoes. Cutlar was probably hoping for a fine crop like the one in this photograph. This photograph was taken when the Firths farmed at American Camp, the farm that my own family, the McRaes farmed from the 1920s to the 1950s.

If you recall, Cutlar, who planted his spuds very near the place in this photograph, had staked out a homestead near Belle Vue Farm and consequently, very near Charles Griffin’s notable pig.

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