Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association / Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers' Association. Thirtieth annual meeting, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, January 16th, 1917. Twenty-ninth summer meeting, M. O. Potter's marsh, Cranmoor, Wis., August 8th, 1916
Whittlesey, S. N., Mrs.
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FOREWORD In presenting this report to the esteemed Governor of our State, and to the members and friends of the Association, we beg their indulg- ence as to its brevity and incompleteness. It may not be known to all our readers, that on the evening of Feb- ruary 17, 1917, fire destroyed the home of our Secretary J. W. Fitch with most of its contents. Resulting in death from shock to the father -W. H. Fitch, for many years an invalid,-and from overexertion and too close contact with smoke and flame to Sec. J. W. Fitch and the housekeeper, Miss Pearl Sawin, thus wiping out the entire household. As nearly all the records were consumed in this fire, it is impossible to give many facts of interest and worth that should appear in this report. Instead of trying to produce from memory, we have thought best to copy notes of the Aug. 1916 and Jan. 1917, meetings as sent by Sec. Fitch to the Wisconsin Horticulture-the monthly magazine published by the Wis. State Horticultural Society, with which our Wis. Cran- berry Growers' Association is affiliated. These are really our last words from Mr. Fitch-the man whose heart was in the work and who served us faithfully and well. MRS. S. N. WHITTLESEY, Appointed Acting7 Secretary. A)
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