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Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, May 12, 1946, Image 105

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Down on the Farr
/> y II iilitnn .1. Millfn
There are 40 farms in I lie
city of Washington.
That rather surprising hit
of information comes from
t tie Bureau of the Census,
wliieh defines a farm as “an
agricultural enterprise of 3
acres or more, or a smaller
tract with an annual produc
tion of $250 or more.”
A 40-acre tract in the vicin
ity of South Capitol street
and Southern avenue is rated
as the largest farm in the
District It is owned by Mr
and Mrs. John Lindner, who
live on a 26-acre farm at 31101
Wheeler road S.E With the
help of their son Frederick
they raise a variety of vege
tables which they sell in
Union Market. Fifth and Neal
streets N K.
On the Wheeler road prop
erty the Lindners have two
horses and a cow. and on the
other place three horses and
two cows. The larger farm
has been owned by tin' same
family for about fit) years.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard A.
Cheeney operate a 10-acre
farm at 441 Riggs road NK.
They have owned the prop
erty for 20 years, but Mr.
Cheeney did not begin to de
vote his full attention to it
until his retirement from the
Police force in September,
1941. A bullet wound suffered
while recovering a stolen au
tomobile impaired his health,
but. his family says, “working
m the ground has helped
Howard A. Cheeney with his two work horses, Pet and Charlie, and his dog Duke
Above: A view of the 40 acre Lindner place Below
Elmer M Perrigo, 1050 Owens road S E . works two acres on Southern avenue near South Capitol street

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