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The PICKLE STORY
Michigan Migrant Farming in the 1940's
Now in the
National Museum of American History
at the Smithsonian Institution
REVIEWS FOR THE PICKLE STORY
Who knew pickle farming could be so compelling? But more than pickles, this book takes you to a very specific time and place in America, touching on immigration, race, families, and friendships. I will never eat a pickle the same way again.
The Pickle Story by Robert F. Stover and his daughter Laura Basset is a delightful and original work of long-neglected local history.
Joy is the feeling I relished after I finished reading The Pickle Story. I grew up in a pickling family, but still, this memoir and history of pickle farming in the '40's is like an NPR driveway moment.
EX. PRODUCER OF "WILL & GRACE"
PETER LUCIA, AUTHOR OF ONE WEEK IN VENICE, A TALE OF QUANTUM MYSTERY
CATHERINE BROWN DOUGHERTY, GRANDDAUGHTER OF F. OLNEY BROWN
ABOUT THE PICKLE STORY
One rainy day while rummaging through boxes in our basement, I found a small brown envelope with a collection of black and white photos. When my daughters asked me about them, my memories of those days came flooding back. I had quite a few stories about the different families who worked our farm during that time.
My daughters suggested I write everything down. We've compiled all of the photos and the stories in this book. I hope you enjoy this little piece of history from my family.