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Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association / The Cranberry. A compendium of its cultivation, commerce, cookery, etc.
(1908)

J. C. F.
The cranberry in story: a Thanksgiving legend,   pp. 10-11 PDF (398.3 KB)


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of the harmful bacteria.
For Inflammation of the bowels, cran
berry poultices made from cooked cran-
berries and applied hot will often brirg
relief to the patient when other remedies
fail.
EKRYSTPELAS.
Cranberry poultice Is an old and much
tried remedy for this disease, cooling the
inflammation and bringing speedy relief
to the sufferer. By using the fruit as a
regular diet the dibease can be wholly
driven out of the blood.
DYSPEPSIA.
For some forms of dyspepsia there is
no more simple or effective remedy than
aw cranberries. Carry a supply in the
pocket and eat them frequently during
the day.
BILIOUSNESS.
People subject to biliousness will find
that as long as cranberries form a part of
each day's food, they will be free from
such attacks.
CORNS.
Cranberries contain the acid used In all
corn cures, and If cut in halves and bound
onto the corn for a day or two, will soften
it so that it can be entirely removed.
CHOLERA, LA GRIPPE AND DIP1HTHRIA.
These disease. cannot flourish In a
cranberrye~g community. The bac-
teria of these diseases are not able to live
in the peculiaj acid combination to he
found In the oranberry. Hence:-
To be healthy, wealthy, wise;
To save the life that we all prize,
This one thing I advise-
Eat Cranberries I
(Fruit Trade Journal N. Y. Dec. 27,1902.)
THE CRANBERRY IN STORY.
A thasksaglvig Legend.
J. C. P.
The following legend of the origin of
the cranberry, was written by Mrs. W. H.
Fitch, of Cranmoor, Wis., wife of the
secretary of the Wisconsin Cranberry
Grower's Association, and was printed
recently in the "Wisconsin Valley Lead-
er:
With the Thanksgiving season comes
to my memory a quaint little legend that
seems to unite Thanksgiving and cran-
berries for all time. It is really an ac-
count of the first Thanksgiving Day,
told In a booklet of Indian legends, by A.
C. Adams, a Delaware Indian. As I
remember the story opens in the usual
fairy-tale manner. [Long, long ago, In
times now forgotten, the Indians and the
Great Spirt knew each other, and the
Great Spirit would ta.k with His children
-that was long before the white man
came-and the Indian turned his ear to
the white man's God. Then every
Indian believed that bravery, truth,
honesty and charity were the virtues
necessary to take him to the happy hunt-
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