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Long Beach in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Truck Farming

 
 
Truck Farming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
1. Truck Farming Marker
Inscription. Arrival of L&N Railroad in 1880's made possible Long Beach's development as a truck farming center. James Thomas and W. J. Quarles in 1884 began truck farm industry by raising and shipping green beans to northern markets. During next 25 years, over 70 individual growers, on area farms ranging from one to 125 acres, raised a variety of vegetables and fruits which were shipped by rail to northern markets. City became famous for growing Long Beach Long Reds radishes for patrons of northern beer parlors and saloons before Prohibition. Area truck farming declined with increased competition from Florida and Texas, and as the Great Depression of 1929 deepened, Long Beach truck farming passed into history.
 
Erected 2005 by the Long Beach Historical Society and Regions Bank.
 
Location. 30° 21.781′ N, 89° 9.193′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of Klondyke Road and North Cleveland Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Klondyke Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 483 Klondyke Road, Long Beach MS 39560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Bank and Post Office (approx. 0.9 miles away); Long Beach Schools
Truck Farming Marker at intersection. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
2. Truck Farming Marker at intersection.
(approx. one mile away); City of Long Beach Centennial 1905-2005 (approx. one mile away); Early Long Beach (approx. 1.3 miles away); St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Early Long Beach (approx. 1.4 miles away); Boggsdale (approx. 2 miles away); Gulfport Civil Rights Wade-In (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Long Beach.
 
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The view south on Cleveland Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
3. The view south on Cleveland Avenue.
Looking south on Klondyke Road image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
4. Looking south on Klondyke Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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