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Fruits for Flour: How George Ellwanger and Patrick Barry Planned to Save Rochester after the Panic of 1837

April 22, 2018
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Calvary St. Andrew’s, 95 Averill Ave.

Camden Burd
University of Rochester
Ph.D. Candidate ABD

When the Panic of 1837 arrived in Rochester, the economic core of the city shook. Banks collapsed, flour mills floundered, and real estate prices plummeted. In the wake of financial collapse, a group of horticulturists set out to remake the economic and cultural landscape of the city. This talk explores the meaning of horticulture in nineteenth-century America as well as the early years of the plant nursery industry in Rochester, New York

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