In 1974, when life-long farmer L. Norman Dillon retired, he’d already witnessed substantial erosion of the agrarian way of life in eastern West Virginia’s panhandle, especially his beloved Apple Pie Ridge of Berkeley County. Because he so valued his own experiences on the land, he felt compelled to plant a tender but generous seed to ensure that generations to come could share in the hard work and joy known by those who settled the ridge and turned it into a diversely productive area.
Dillon Farm Museum: West Virginia farmer’s dream bears premium fruit
- Published on Jan 1, 2006
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