Wrangell Sentinel -

The Way We Were


February 21, 2019

February 20, 1919

The other day the reporter met Mr. Parrott in the express office where he was making a shipment of ginseng to New York. The little shipment amounted to only 18 pounds, but it will net Mr. Parrott $4180. It is now almost six years since Mr. Parrott put in his ginseng farm on Sergief Island, near Wrangell. He has the plants in beds 190 feet long and six feet wide. When the foliage is on, the beds are almost covered. Mr. Parrott first got the idea that ginseng of a superior quality could be grown in Alaska from a perusal of a fur dealers’ price list which quoted a higher pr...

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