Business: Burpee for Burbank

Before Luther Burbank died (April 11, 1926) he publicly expressed doubt about his personal immortality. He was more hopeful about the future of his experiments. Very carefully he labeled his seeds, left record of his problems. Two old U. S. concerns—W. Atlee Burpee Co. (seeds) of Philadelphia and Stark Brothers (fruit trees and shrubs) of Louisiana, Mo. will work in their separate fields to give Burbank's work the immortality self-denied to Burbank.

When Burbank died, by his direction his entire business was taken over by Stark Brothers....

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