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The Truth About “Canned Pumpkin”

When Elijah Dickinson moved from Kentucky to Illinois in 1835, he didn’t know he was carrying with him the seeds of a billion-dollar pumpkin, one of the most valuable heirloom vegetable crops in history. Yet the pumpkin which finds its way into most pumpkin pies today is not really a pumpkin.Dickinson was born in 1795 in Spotsylvania, Virginia, and at the age of 19 joined ...

Lawrence Davis-Hollander | Sep 12, 2016

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