Field of sword lilies
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Shown is a 20-acre gladiolus field in the northeasternmost part of Lancaster on an intervale bounded on three sides by the Nashua River. The field was cultivated by John E. Farnsworth and his son Custer in the 1920s. In season, two shipments of 200 to 300 dozen gladioluses per day went out to Boston and New York from the Lancaster railroad station. Previously, prisoners of war from World War I had been held at this site.
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Published in: Images of America, Lancaster / Heather Maurer Lennon. Charleston, SC ; Chicago IL ; Portsmouth NH ; San Francisco CA. : Arcadia Publishing, 2001
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- Field of sword lilies. 1920-1929. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/02871k10v. (Accessed December 15, 2018.)
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- (1920-1929) Field of sword lilies. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/02871k10v
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