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Talks at the Museum
Susan Playfair – Author, Americas Founding Fruit: Cranberry’s Past, Present and Future.
The cranberry, "Vaccinium macrocarpon" is a perennial vine, one of only three cultivated fruit native to North America. Its story began as the glaciers retreated about 15,000 years ago. Years later, it kept Native Americans and Pilgrims alive through the winter months, served as a diplomatic gesture to King Charles in 1677, protected sailors on board whaling ships from scurvy, fed General Grant's men in
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