The only Almquist newspaper update in 1908 is a quick mention of the bumper crop of potatoes Gus Almquist had out on his ranch as seen here. I’ll have to be sure to alert the press when my next crop of asparagus does well :). Apparently potato farming is quite popular in Perris, as there is a potato festival every year in June, where there are events including dressing up your potatoes. By the 1950’s the King Edward variety of potato was preferred, but I wonder what type Gus planted? Update- in the National Register of Historic places I found a mention of White Rose as the early Perris potato of choice. It also talks about the “spudrush“.
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