National Geographic November 1941 story on the historic black dirt region of Orange County, New York

The black dirt region of Orange County, New York, was featured in a very large article in the November 1941 issue. Here is that article uploaded with each page being an individual photo.

On the last page you see an older lady cutting up a potato to make seed … that woman is my dad’s grandmother, my great grandmother.

Enjoy!

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15 thoughts on “National Geographic November 1941 story on the historic black dirt region of Orange County, New York

  1. This is such a great article.I read every word ! I never knew how the Polish people came to Pine Island.Enjoyed reading this VERY much !The picture with the Polish master looks like my grandparents house too.But they came over from Poland in like 1932.Thanks,Chris.

  2. Great article, good reading and a look back when the black dirt first got started. Lots of my grandmothers family still live in the area. In fact on page IV ….even onions can’t bring tears….is Vincent Kamrowski. His wife and children still live in Florida. Vince and I would play cards at the kitchen table along with my Godmother Helen Dowd. Thanks for posting this and much success this year with your farm and the governments.

  3. Pingback: The black dirt region hosts a mini tour for NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and staff! | Mucking it up in Muckville

    • Why thank you! Please spread the word about this blog entry! And check out the various 8mm movies I have posted as well. Very historical. Just type 8mm in the search box for the link for the blog article.

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