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That farmers in the city of Austin produced the majority of the commercial spinach grown in the United States from 1910 to 1920?

It did not stop there, 

Old Jack Roe Sandefur 3/25/16 - 9/9/07 lived in Govalle, East Austin as a young man. He lived on Tillery Street until his death in 2007.

 

Jack was a friend of the farm and used to tell the story of when he was 19 years old, it was 1935 and he took a job picking spinach in the very field where Boggy Creek Farm now grows vegetables, including Succulent Spinach.

 

Jack said they hand cut the spinach and then carried it over to Oak Springs where they washed it in the fresh waters before loading it onto train cars to be transported out to the rest of the country.

Eventually Crystal City, Texas took Austin's place as the 'Spinach Capital of the World'.

Spinach Field on the South Bank of the Colorado River, Austin, Texas.

In the center of the photo, in the distance, we believe the Seaholm power plant tower can be seen. To the far right is The Driskill Hotel. This farm was perfectly located on the west side of the train tracks that cross the Colorado River just east of Lamar Blvd.