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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year 1910
Volume XL, Part II (1910)

Toole, William
President Toole's address. Our aims and influence,   pp. 74-77 PDF (885.3 KB)


Cranefield, F.
Report of secretary,   pp. 77-86 PDF (2.1 MB)


Page 77


WINTER MEETING.
to establish horticultural work which will be of inestimable
value to the state..
A decided interruption or abandonment of this work would
be a great loss to the state, particularly to the development of
some of the more recently settled portions of the state. Our
state legislature last winter very commendably studied how best
to economize in appropriations, when it seemed necessary to
them. There were some members (cf the legislature who did not
understand the value of what we are doing and there are many
persons throughout the state who are surprised when they learn
of the extent and value of the work of our society. Let us
make ourselves fully conversant with the scope of our work and
make known to the people of the state the good which is being
done by the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society.
Mr. G. J. Kellogg. Speaking of old t.me varieties way
back in Dr. Hobbin's time, I recollect that we passed this reso-
lution in regard to varieties. "We recommended five varieties
to which there would be no objection, Red Astrachan, Duchess
of Oldenberg, Fameuse, Tolman 's Sweet and Golden Russet,"
and those five varieties stand by us today.
REPORT OF SECRETARY,
F. CRANEFIELD.
The year 1910 opens with fairer prospects for the State
Horticultural Society and for Wisconsin horticulturalists than
has any previous year in our history.
Trial and tribulation marked the early days, failure was the
rule, success the exception. Varieties planted with great hopes
succumbed to summer heat or winter frosts but with patience
and perseverance the pioneers cleared the way for us and
brought from Wisconsin soils fruits adapted to Wisconsin condi-
tions.
All of this was done for us by the pioneers in Wisconsin horti-
culture, whIo ( arLked clearly and distinctly with danger signs the
pitfalls of va riotievs. whitel * al ie an11d soil nee(es. Our friends the
seientistxs of the t-expelillleit stations have armed us against our
enemies of bugdoni and disease. the free institutions of America,
the limitless opportunities of this most wonderful land on the
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