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History of a family farm sheds light on what it means to be a Vermonter

ONE OF THE various agricultural businesses that supported the Holmes Farm century in existence was an apple orchard, which was said to be the largest as far away as London. Shown during the 1911 harvest are pickers led by mustache, who was responsible for the growth of the apple business. He and brother William, who formed the family leadership team. Photo courtesy of David R. Holmes

In his new book, David R. Holmes tells the story of the Charlotte farm that his ancestors founded, ran for 101 years and were forced to leave because of a cash crunch.

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