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.
Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
Publishers of books on railroad history