W. Atlee Burpee (1858-1915)

Title

W. Atlee Burpee (1858-1915)

Title

W. Atlee Burpee (1858-1915)

Date

2000-10-04

County

Bucks

Type

City

Marker Location

Burpee Park, Church St. near E Oakland Ave. (Rt. 202), Doylestown

Marker Text

Founder at age 18 of the seed company bearing his name. At. Fordhook Farm nearby, he developed Golden Bantam Corn, Bush Lima Beans, Iceberg Lettuce, & other plant varieties. He gave this park to the Borough in honor of his wife Blanche.

Files

w-atlee-burpee.jpg

Citation

“W. Atlee Burpee (1858-1915),” The Land of Penn and Plenty: Bringing History to the Table, accessed August 9, 2020, https://pafoodways.omeka.net/items/show/12.