Charles W. Kruse and his Cauliflower Truck - c. 1920


Charles W. Kruse and his Cauliflower Truck

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The Kruse family first started farming in the Lake Oswego area in the 1850s, when Otto and Frances Kruse arrived from Germany. By the early 1900s, the family was especially known for their cauliflower, grown in the deep topsoil near the west end of the lake. Here we see Charles Kruse delivering part of his crop in Portland. Note that he's prepared for this photograph by turning three heads right-side up, so we can appreciate the quality of his produce. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon. Original courtesy of Lake Oswego Public Library.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0604
Photographer Unknown
Location Lake Oswego, Portland, Clackamas County, Multnomah County
Subject Cars and Trucks, Farming and Ranching
Decade 1920s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Medium-size Print
Size of Original 4.5 x 6.5 inches
Photographer's Number No