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Catalog Number WF 1926
Caption Hagadorn grape vineyard
Description This vineyard was begun by George Hagadorn in 1923 when he planted 300 grape plants on two acres of his land at 34th and J. The 10-18-1928 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Fine large grapes are grown on island. Grape growing as an island industry is being stressed" at a Kiwanis Club meeting. Members were each presented with a "Large bunch of Island Belle grapes" grown by Hagadorn on his land. It was considered "a potential industry" that could be widely developed on Fidalgo Island. The main speaker at the meeting, MacGregor Allan, urged the formation of a cooperative industry on Fidalgo to market the product. The 11-21-1929 paper reported Hagadorn's appearance before the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce where he distributed his grapes. Members viewed photos of the vineyard. Hagadorn estimated his crop would be over a ton in 1929. There are four photos in this series: WF 1923-1926.
Date 1928 c.
Photographer BRADY, Ferd
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Business
Place - Anacortes, WA
Industry - Farming
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Grapes
Kiwanis Club
Chamber of Commerce
Object Name Negative