From The Archives Of The Lakewood Historical Society

Today, we eat fruits and vegetables that are imported to the United States from all over the world. But years ago, Lakewood was home to farms that stretched from Detroit Avenue to Lake Erie. The advent of the Dummy Railroad allowed many children to earn extra money for their families by picking produce at these farms. The railroad charged a special 5 cent rate for berry pickers. The children in this photograph were picking berries at the Hall Family Farm.

Alyse Lamparyk

I am a volunteer member of Lakewood Historical Society's Publicity Committee.

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Volume 13, Issue 7, Posted 5:10 PM, 04.04.2017