Truck Farming

Truck Farming (HM1JAY)

Location: Long Beach, MS 39560 Harrison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 21.781', W 89° 9.193'

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Arrival of L&N Railroad in 1880's made possible Long Beach's development as a truck farming center. James Thomas and W. J. Quarles in 1884 began truck farm industry by raising and shipping green beans to northern markets. During next 25 years, over 70 individual growers, on area farms ranging from one to 125 acres, raised a variety of vegetables and fruits which were shipped by rail to northern markets. City became famous for growing Long Beach Long Reds radishes for patrons of northern beer parlors and saloons before Prohibition. Area truck farming declined with increased competition from Florida and Texas, and as the Great Depression of 1929 deepened, Long Beach truck farming passed into history.
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Long Beach Historical Society and Regions Bank
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 9:03pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 293063 N 3360977
Decimal Degrees30.36301667, -89.15321667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 21.781', W 89° 9.193'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 21' 46.86" N, 89° 9' 11.58" W
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Area Code(s)228, 662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 468-498 Klondyke Rd, Long Beach MS 39560, US
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