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Information on roadside fruit stands

I am a PhD candidate in history at Arizona State University. I am starting some research on a paper that will explore canning practices among Mormon women and will focus specifically on the attending cultural landscape feature this practice encouraged in northern Utah: roadside fruit stands. I hope to be conducting extensive oral history interviews with current fruit stand owners in Perry and Willard, Utah, later this fall and winter, but I am having trouble locating pertient secondary literature covering the history of fruit stands in general. 

CFP: Agricultural History Society meeting June 3-6, 2015

Hello all,

This is a little last minute, but...
I am looking to put together a panel (and either deliver a paper on horses in the North American west or just chair one) on animal history for the Agricultural History Society meeting next June 3-6, 2015 in Lexington, KY. I am looking for history about rural animals, or agricultural animals in urban or rural settings, or work on wild animals that intervene in agricultural life, or ... ? 

Read the cfp for the conference here: http://www.aghistorysociety.org/meetings/

Conference: Rural Worlds on the Move

RURAL WORLDS ON THE MOVE

Winter conference of the British Agricultural History Society

Saturday 6 December 2014, 10.30-4.30. Senate House, UCL, Malet St., London WC1

‘Rural Worlds on the Move’ is a one-day conference addressing themes of migration of people and species in relation to rural life in Britain and Ireland between medieval times and the present.

Speakers are Professor Harriet Ritvo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); Professor Mark Bailey (University of East Anglia); Professor Clair Wills (Queen Mary) and Dr Lyn Boothman (University of Cambridge).

Call For Papers - Kansas City’s Golden Age? 1918-1941

The Kansas City Public Library and the History Department at the University of Missouri–Kansas City seek papers to be presented at a public conference in the spring of 2016. The conference will explore the rich history of Kansas City in the interwar period of 1918-1941, which has been characterized as an exciting period of growth, development, and cultural fluorescence — Kansas City’s “Golden Age”— even in the midst of rampant public corruption, economic depression, and strained relations among the races and sexes.

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