Business & Finance: Maine's Potatoes

Many railroads depend for their prosperity on the crops grown in their particular area. Thus there are "wheat" railroads, "cotton" railroads, "corn" railroads. But the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad is unique in depending for its destinies on the potato.

This road serves the famed Maine county of Aroostook, leading potato-producing area in the U. S. Aroostook soil is particularly suited to growing potatoes; on a five-year average, farms there produce 260 bushels of potatoes per acre, to 115 bushels on an average acre throughout the U. S.

Last year, 108,000 acres in Aroostook were...

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