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This photo shows a gloved hand pushing a shopping cart with a bag of Red River Valley potatoes. Package states that it is "packed by Red River Valley Potato Growers Asso. Dedicated to continued improvement of the Red River Valley Potato Industry."

"The Red River Valley Potato Growers Association (RRVPGA) is formed on October 18, 1946 by potato growers looking to unify the Valley’s potato industry. Using their own donated funds, this group kicked off the first year with E.J. Taintor as the first Chairman of the Board and Bill Chase as Executive Secretary. In 1956 the Association purchased land five miles south of Grand Forks, ND, to establish the nation’s first and only grower-owned potato research farm. Since then, the Red River Valley Potato Research Farm, as well as other research areas, have provided ample space for potato research on soil types representative of the Red River Valley. In 1966 the first annual Potato Bowl Parade was held in Grand Forks, a joint venture between the RRVPGA and the University of North Dakota." see,Bill%20Chase%20as%20Executive%20Secretary.




Elwyn B Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks