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Name Warren County Strawberry Growers' Association
Archives Entries 5
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Photograph Entries 2

Associated Records

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Papers -

Account book and miscellaneous material related to the Warren County Strawberry Growers' Association.

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Strawberry Exhibition Premium List -

Strawberries were once an important cash crop for Kentucky farmers. Extensive cultivation began in the late 1860s. Farmers recognized that they could harvest a strawberry patch several times in May prior to planting their tobacco. This 1886 strawberry exhibition was sponsored by the South of the Green River chapter of the Kentucky Horticultural Society, whose membership was chiefly made up of Bowling Green citizens. Perhaps they were holding regional exhibitions to locate outstanding cultivars. Notice that the prizes were almost exclusively given by Bowling Green merchants. W. Cook, president and J. T. Barbee, Secretary. 36.1 x 21 cm.

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Independent Strawberry Growers Association -

Strawberry Crate Label Warren County was once called the "Strawberry Capitol of the World". This may be slightly exaggerated, but there is no doubt that Warren was once one of the top berry producing counties in Kentucky. The season was short—mid-May through early-June—and everyone from children to senior citizens got involved in harvesting the delectable crop. Farmers formed at least four cooperatives to help chiefly in marketing the berries. Of these the Independent Strawberry Growers Association was the largest. The Blakemore strawberry eatured on this crate label was not the tastiest of the berries grown in this region, but it was the one that retained its freshness best during transpor

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Sug-Aroma Label -

Sug-Aroma strawberry crate label created for the Warren County Strawberry Growers Association

Image of Papers - Rigsby, Clinton, 1882-1970

Papers - Rigsby, Clinton, 1882-1970

Personal and business correspondence as well as financial records kept by Clinton Rigsby, a farmer, salesman, and accountant of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes information about the strawberry industry in Warren County as well as the Mrs. A.H. Taylor & Company, a dressmanking establishment in Bowling Green.

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James M. Elkin - Rabold, Earl D.

Warren County Strawberry Industry photographs, with James Elkin, picturing the activities that gave Warren County the name of the "Strawberry Capitol of the World". Warren was once one of the top berry producing counties in Kentucky. The season was short—mid-May through early-June—and everyone from children to senior citizens got involved in harvesting the delectable crop. Farmers formed at least four cooperatives to help chiefly in marketing the berries. Of these the Independent Strawberry Growers Association was the largest.

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Warren County Strawberry Industry -

Warren County Strawberry Industry photographs picturing the activities that gave Warren County the name of the "Strawberry Capitol of the World". Warren was once one of the top berry producing counties in Kentucky. The season was short—mid-May through early-June—and everyone from children to senior citizens got involved in harvesting the delectable crop. Farmers formed at least four cooperatives to help chiefly in marketing the berries. Of these the Independent Strawberry Growers Association was the largest. The loading platform at the L & N railroad is shown.