Archive for October 22nd, 2016
Fort Dodge Daily Chronicle: Oct. 22, 1906
Sows at Sixteen and Harvests at Eighty-eight
Webster City Oct. 22 — Mrs. Prudence Bishop of this city has received a box of beautiful Bellflower apples from her brother, of Streator, Ill., who picked them from a tree which she planted seventy-two years ago. Mrs. Bishop is now eighty-eight years old and probably not another woman or man in Iowa enjoys the unique distinction of eating the fruit from her own vine and fig tree almost three-quarters of a century after planting.