Letter from George B. Ward, president of the Birmingham City Commission, to Senator John Bankhead in Washington, D.C.
@ Alabama Department of Archives and History, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130
DescriptionIn the letter Ward encloses the "Official Garden Calendar" that was sent out to encourage citizens to grow their own gardens. The handout includes information about crop rotation, growing seasons, and food preservation; the city plans "to install canning and preserving plants, therefore apprehension need not be felt about raising too great a quantity." The flier also announces that monetary prizes will be offered for the best gardens grown in different sections of the city. Separate prizes will be awarded to "colored people," and all amateur gardeners are eligible for the contest ("It is not limited to children"). Planting tables for various fruits and vegetables are given on the back. At the time the letter was written, Bankhead was representing Alabama in the United States Senate.
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1917 May 21 1917 05 21
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