Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Nemasket's Largest Cornfield, 1878

The biggest cornfield in Plymouth County is on the old Camp Joe Hooker field, at Lakeville, known as the Basset farm. It comprises thirty-seven acres, and the yield promises to be an exceptionally large one.

The fields on the farm stretched from Main Street nearly all the way to Lake Assawompsett along what is now Staples Shore Road.

"Corn - Early Golden", Aggeler & Musser Seed Company, Los Angeles, California, seed packet, early 20th century.

Old Colony Memorial, "County and Elsewhere", August 22, 1878, p. 5.


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