A Look Back at the Seasonal Cranberry Market of 1843

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“We had no idea, until today, of the quantity sold in this city. One house in Front street, sold within a few days, 250 barrels, received from Michigan, at $6 – $6.50 per barrel, and have had application for more than they can supply.” October 18, 1843 On this day, cranberries were causing a sensation in…

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