City Produce Exchange

City Produce Exchange Harrisonburg Virginia

Stock #: 58834
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Harrisonburg
State: Virginia (VA)
County: Harrisonburg (city)
Size: 3.5" x 5.25" (9 x 14 cm)

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This building has over two acres of floor space, and is the largest poultry fattening plant under one roof in the United States. Here the chickens are fattened 14 to 18 days before being dressed, and the plant has a feeding capacity for 60,000 broilers. during laying season two carloads of eggs are shipped daily. The business was organized in 1908 and is indicative of the huge proportions of the poultry industry in the Shenandoah Valley. The Exchange, with its Staunton and Elkton Branches, serves as a clearing house for much of Virginia and West Virginia. The Shenandoah Valley. Third editorial by Dr. William F. Bigelow, Featuring the Shenandoah Valley, was carried in the August, 1924, number of good house keeping magazine. If you have not seen The Valley you have not seen America. For two hundred miles it lies. warm under the sun, wound through and through with rivers big and little, breathed upon by the winds coming down for the hills that have eternally set it apart from lesser lands and places. And over it al lies the glamour of romantic and patriotic story. sixty years ago this summer the eyes of the nation - then the North and the South - were upon it. Anxious eyes they were and full of tears, for blood was the price of the valley, whether the flags went up it or down. One hundred years before that it was the scene of Indian warfare, the assembly ground of colonial troops, the very garden of patriotism itself. Today it is one of the most nearly ideal spots in all America to visit in, to play in, to work in, to live in. the signs of conflict are gone - gone from the fields and the hills, gone from the hearts of the people. Only mementoes remain, to all to the swelling pride of both the visitor and the home folks, who are all akin. Brothers they were who made this valley historic; brothers they are who today are making it worthy of its inheritances. Bustling with industry, bursting with the fat of the land, running over with schools and colleges, filled with farms and homes and thriving towns - such is The Valley today. If you have not picked out a place for your vacation, and if a place where the population is ninety-eight per cent American-born appeals to you, look upon your mother map the road that leads from anywhere to the Shenandoah Valley.
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