History of Cranberries
The cranberry, along with the blueberry and Concord grape, is one of North America’s three native fruits that are commercially grown. Cranberries were first used by Native Americans, who discovered the wild berry’s versatility as a food, fabric dye and healing agent. Today, cranberries are commercially grown throughout the northern part of the United States and are available in both fresh and processed forms.
The name “cranberry” derives from the Pilgrim name for the fruit, “craneberry”, so called because the small, pink blossoms that appear in the spring resemble the head and bill of a Sandhill crane. European settlers adopted the Native American uses for the fruit and found the berry a valuable bartering tool.
American whalers and mariners carried cranberries on their voyages to prevent scurvy. In 1816, Captain Henry Hall became the first to successfully cultivate cranberries. By 1871, the first association of cranberry growers in the United States had formed, and now, U.S. farmers harvest approximately 40,000 acres of cranberries each year. – Cranberries dot org
Hi Frank! I love your blog …..I’m over from IComLeavWe. I didn’t understand “Fading Ad” but I totally do now after reading About” ….
Cool, cool, cool. I hope I’m not one of those people that just passes by in the hustle & bustle. I’m sure I’ve missed a few but for the most part, I’m mostly struck by the “by-gone era” when I pass one and I love wonder what that wall has seen over the years.
I live in Norfolk, Virginia (well, Chesapeake, VA but it’s right next to Norfolk). Now I’m intrigued into remembering a number of the “faded ads” I’ve seen in Norfolk. If I can get my camera working (something’s wrong with it at the moment), I’ll send you some pic’s of some Norfolk Fading Ads!!!
Laurie- Thanks for stopping by. I would love to see your Norfolk ads! Best, Frank
What a cool idea for a blog. Great pics and a neat history lesson.
I’m from ICLW too, I love your pics. I like to take pictures of urban decay in general, I’ve never really thought to focus on ads since I’m always looking at the building. I hope to come back here regularly!
To all my friends at ICLW- thanks for stopping by and best wishes for the winter holiday season. Frank
Thanks Rafael- I checked out your site too. Very informative. Where are you based? What is your connection to ICLW? Glad to have you stopping by. Best, Frank