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In Years Past

October 14, 2011
The Post-Journal

In 1911, at a meeting of the Jamestown board of health one important matter considered had to do with the shipment of unripe fruit from Florida. Mention was made of this matter in the Associated Press dispatches in The Journal some days ago. The fruit growers of Florida had formed an organization known as the Florida Citrus Exchange and they intended to prevent the practice which had been common in the past and which was in direct violation of the pure food law. Unripe fruit known to be from Florida had caused the growers much damage and the new organization was taking vigorous steps to prevent future shipments.



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