Re: First Shipment Of California Vegetables To Boston?

Tony Thompson

Bob Chaparro wrote:

A year later Stefano sent 28 acres worth of broccoli 2,800 miles from San Jose to Boston via train—the first ever cross-country railcar of California fresh vegetables in U.S. history..."
To me the year 1925 seems a bit late for the first cross-country shipment of vegetables by rail.

    You are very right, Bob. The date of 1925 is around 50 years too late.

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