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October 14, 2021



Oct. 13, 1921

An enormous rutabaga, grown on the Kirk ranch near Telegraph Creek, British Columbia, appeared in the Coulter Meat Market window this week. It was brought down the Stikine River to Wrangell on the Hazel B on Sunday by D. W. Kirk, and weighs 27.5 pounds. Mr. Kirk had a 56-pound rutabaga ready for shipment, but a horse discovered it as it lay drying after having been washed and displayed. The horse showed its appreciation of its quality by sampling it and making it unfit to send away. Several 35-pound rutabagas have been raised on the same ranch as the one exhibited in Wrangell....



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