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Description: Everett's Asparagus Bed Planted 120 Years AgoDate: June 11 1886
Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS
Source: Lee Co., MS Library
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 5
OF GENERAL INTEREST
--J. T. Everett, of Princeton, Mass., has a bed of asparagus that was planted about one hundred and twenty years ago by Captain John Bowen, then a retired officer of the English army under half pay from this home government. He was a very enthusiastic and intelligent farmer. When the war broke out he was called into the service of his native country, his farm was confiscated and he never came back to it. The asparagus bed he planted is some fifteen feet square. Not a root has ever been disturbed or removed from the bed for one hundred and twenty years. It produces abundantly.—Boston Bulletin.