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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year ending July 1, 1921
Vol. LI (1921)

Transactions of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society: annual convention, January 11, 12, 13, 1921,   p. 28 PDF (202.5 KB)


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28           FIFTY-FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF
TRANSACTIONS
OF THE
Wisconsin State Horticultural Society
ANNUAL CONVENTION, JANUARY 11, 12, 13, 1921.
Morning Session, Tuesday, Jan. 11.
THE PRESIDENT: We had with us a year ago a fellow citizen
who told us that this was our building and to take it and make
the most of it. Now, at the present time, he has been raised to
the position of Chief Executive of this State, and he may want
to change the specifications. I have the pleasure of introducing
to you the Honorable John J. Blaine, Governor of the State.
ADDRESS OF WELCOME
GOVERNOR J. J. BLAINE.
Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Horticultural So-
ciety:
I did have the pleasure a year ago of delivering to your
Society the address of welcome, then as Attorney-General, and
also as a member of your Society. I might also state this morn-
ing that I am still continuing to be a member of the Society,
though I have not the opportunity to work out the practical part
of horticulture.
Located in the city of Madison, as we are, between these lakes,
we are somewhat crowded for room, so we hardly have the op-
portunity to grow and raise a cherry, a plum, an apple, or even
an ordinary flower of any kind, and I have felt that one of the
sacrifices that I have made in assuming official duties has been the
sacrifice of my orchard and my garden. I do not believe there is
anything that gives such a splendid vision of life and of society
as that which you acquire from the calling of horticulture. As I


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