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Irene McGuire - Modern Era

Irene McGuire tells the story of she and her husband loosing the family's peach orchard, land that had been in the family since the 1820s. For many years Irene and her mother-in-law handled the business end while her husband managed the orchard, but when the peaches stopped producing, they had to sell the farm.

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Jonathan Apples in 1984.

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New Red Jonathans in 1984.

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New Red Jonathans up-close in 1984.

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New Red Jonathans in bins in 1984.

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Loading apples in 1984.

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Picking peaches in 1980s.

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Peach truck sale in 1978.

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Ladders

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Subsoiler South Farm.

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Planting South Farm

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Dead trees.

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Delicious bloom

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Cicadas.

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Hay orchard

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Irrigation

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Roadside stand #1.

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Roadside melons

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Roadside apples in 1978.

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Market winter in 1978.

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Process 1.

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Process 2.

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Process 3.

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Process weight sizer.

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New trees in winter

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Dad at age 89 in 1984.

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Market sign.

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Orchard sign.

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Market distance, 1946.

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Thurman Buckley, holes for new orchard in 1969.

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Boxes under trees.

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