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George Watt Park

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George Watt Park (1853 – 1935) was an American businessman who founded the Geo. W. Park Seed Company, Inc., now known as Park Seed Company. Early life Park was born in 1853, in Libonia, Pennsylvania, one of seven children. While just a young child, he demonstrated great interest in horticulture, and his mother encouraged him to raise flowers in a corner of her garden. He successfully grew a variety of plants and learned how to harvest his own seeds. When Park was 15, he bought a hand press and printed a list of seeds that he had harvested and wanted to sell. In addition to giving the list to friends and neighbors, he also bought an advertisement in The Rural American for 3.50,thatresultedin3.50, that resulted in 6.50 in orders. Career Park’s first catalog was published in 1868; it contained eight pages and used two illustrations, woodcuts of an aster and a pansy. In 1871, Park started a monthly magazine, The Floral Gazette, in which he offered gardening advice and cre
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