Franklin Hiram King, 1848 - 1911
Frontispiece to Farmers of Forty Centuries (1911)
Born: 8 June 1848, Whitewater, Wisconsin
Died: 4 August 1911, Madison, Wisconsin
Franklin Hiram King quotes:
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- We had long desired to stand face to face with Chinese and Japanese farmers; to walk through their fields and to learn by seeing some of their methods, appliances and practices which centuries of stress and experience have led these oldest farmers in the world to adopt. We desired to learn how it is possible, after twenty and perhaps thirty or even forty centuries, for their soils to be made to produce sufficiently for the maintenance of such dense populations.... We were instructed, surprised and amazed at the conditions and practices which confronted us whichever way we turned; instructed in the ways and extent to which these nations for centuries have been conserving and utilizing their natural resources. permalink
Farmers of Forty Centuries (1911)
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