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1954/01/19: Sterling Morton to Clarence E. Godshalk


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January 19 1954
Letter from Sterling Morton to Clarence E. Godshalk.  He discusses in detail his thoughts on a proposed demonstration ground for garden equipment. He suggests 50-100 acres. The next step is to ask the Manufacturers Association to determine the numbers for roto-tilling, row planting, hedge trimming, etc. The demonstrations would be popular and a big draw for Morton Arboretum. Tents, pavilions, food concessions would be likely handled by the Manufacturers Association. Entry fees should cover the expenses and a reasonable amount for upkeep between the twice yearly demonstrations. He's pleased that Crowley and Tyznik are helping with the administrative burden. He likes the Porter-Cable clipper for heavier branches. He'll keep the Skilsaw for lighter trimming. He's "enthusiastic about the garden instrument demo," thinking that this practical work is worth more to our population than any number of learned digests on plant genetics.
Farm equipment
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Godshalk, Clarence E. (received by)
Crowley Jr., Webster R. (is related to)
Tyznik, Anthony (is related to)
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