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The Fruit Belt

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The Stevensville correspondent of the St. Joseph Traveller says of the fruit prospects in that región: Notwithstanding the recent "close shave" by Jack Trost, a more hopeful feeling seems to prevail among fruit growers dlong the Lake Shore, than has existed during many years past. Nearly all the flelds slio'w thorough cultivation ; the "skeletons" of the past have been remove, and are succeeded by luxuiïous patches of dark green clover, which at this time form a beautiful contrast with the newly cultivated flelds. Strawberry flelds appear to be covered with millions of snow flakes, and the obswver must look close to find any evidence of recent frosts. The pink and white of the miles of fruit trees extended along the clayed road are feeing seen and appreciated by all who own or can hire a horse. The damage by the recent frosts has been much exaggerated. Strawberries situated in warm sunny places were much injured, but the great bulk of the erop was not sufficiently advanced to cause serious loss. Early varieties of cherries are much injured. In those localities where grapes were iniured, a sufficient quantity of dormant buds will be found to make quite a erop. No injury is observable ín otüer varieties of fruit along the Lake Shore región. The Grand Marr península passed tlirough the ordeal scathless. Xhis locality has proed the most exempt írom the Winter's cold and summer's heat of any locality on the Lake Shore. T. W. Dunham has removed the last vestage of his old peach orchard, and it is time for him to remove from the arduous duties imposed upon him by the care of his extensive property. Mr. Dunham is the oldest fruit grower (now engaged in the work) in the Lake Shore región, and he is now ready to surrender his doniain of 800 acres of field, forrest and stream, with sufflcient timber to pay for the land.


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Michigan Argus