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Silk Raising In France

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Parent Issue
Day
25
Month
September
Year
1891
Copyright
Public Domain
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During the first half of the present century sük raising in France was quite prosperous. In 1808 the production was 500,000 kilogs. It then increased steadily nntil 1849, when it was aboat 2,000,000 kilogs. In 1854 malberry trees begsn to be attacked by a ravaging disease, which destroyed iaany plantations, and was merely the first of many reverses which have harassed and discooraged Prench silk growers. Since then the production has been subject to great flnctnations. In 1876 the low water mark f or the oentury was reached, with an output of bat 155,000 kilogs. Daring the last ten years the annual production has been from 600,000 to 800,000 kilogs,- Cor. Dry Goods Economist

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Subjects
Silk
Old News
Ann Arbor Argus
France