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Chris Eckert - Modern Era

Chris Eckert was born into a family of apple and peach farmers. Following graduation from from the University of Illinois in agriculture, Eckert returned to the family business and helped transform the business into a thriving orchard and family entertainment center. He discusses all aspects of the businesses, plus role of government programs, crop insurance, and related immigration policies.

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Abstract

Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Eckert family history and development of the orchards

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Discussion of Eckert's Orchard's Inc. to the present

Interview Session 03 (Audio)

Walking Interview of the Orchard grounds

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Turkey Hill Grange #1370 in Belleville, IL.

Where:

Belleville, IL

When:

Unknown

Ownership:

Public domain

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Chris Eckert on the day of the interview.

Where:

Unknown

When:

July 31st, 2008

Ownership:

Public domain

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Chris Eckert on the day of the interview.

Where:

Unknown

When:

July 31st, 2008

Ownership:

Public domain

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A portion of the Eckert family tree.

Where:

Unknown

When:

Unknown

Ownership:

Public domain

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A portion of the Eckert family tree.

Where:

Unknown

When:

Unknown

Ownership:

Public domain



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