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The house of Wetsel seeds : 1911-1971, by Russell L. Stultz

Label
The house of Wetsel seeds : 1911-1971
Title
The house of Wetsel seeds
Title remainder
1911-1971
Statement of responsibility
by Russell L. Stultz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Records the growth and development of the Wetsel Seed Company, Inc. of Rockingham County, Va., from its beginnings as the Shenandoah Valley's first seed/feed/plant business in 1911 to its status as a multi-state seed/plant/lawn-garden firm in 1971. Gives biographical information about the founder, Daniel M. Wetsel, who experimented and developed various seed products, notably those associated with corn (and also tomato). Mentions his contributions, beginning in 1896, with the marketing of seeds and plants produced by the "Green Island Seed Farm at Port Republic, Va., with expansion/distribution to Harrisonburg and surrounding areas
  • (cont.) Records important dates and changes in the development of the business (ex. in 1911, known as D.M. Wetsel & Son, with a store located in Harrisonburg; in 1915, it became known as the Wetsel Seed Company, Inc., with the eldest son, Arnold W., as co-founder). Refers to contributions made during World War I (victory gardens); 1929 depression, drought of 1930; exports (ex. grass seeds) during and following World War II, to various states and countries. Mentions development of mail order catalogs, delivery schedule calendars; seed cleaning/processing/packaging/storing service; truck delivery service; Waynesboro, Va. branch store; and development of the garden center. Mentions acquisitions of various buildings, etc. Relates contributions of four generations of family members, besides D. M. and A. W., including Earl H., Robert E., Nelson T., and Thomas M. Wetsel
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
VMC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 1-1.
Label
The house of Wetsel seeds : 1911-1971, by Russell L. Stultz
Publication
Note
  • There is no 2d copy of this pamphlet
  • This pamphlet serves as background information to the Westsel Seed Company, Inc., an oral history project, conducted by David James Rennyson. For details on individual interviews, all conducted by Dave Rennyson, see the following: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Nelson T. Wetsel (OCLC record #25698161). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Maxine Thomas (OCLC record #25706293)
  • Laid in Special Coll. container with other printed materials (transcripts, etc.) and tapes
Control code
25664388
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
[16] p.
Note
There is no second copy of this pamphlet; second copy of other printed materials (transcripts, etc.) housed in General Collections under call no. SB118.45 R46 1990.
Other physical details
ill.

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Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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