STAINES, William Carter

The following article first appeared in Vol. 60 No.2 of Pioneer Magazine by Ronald W. Andersen During the first years of his residence here, William Carter Staines engaged in various avocations. As an expert gardener, Staines not only cultivated fruits and flowers upon his own premises, but superintended at one time the gardens and orchards […]

MAXWELL, John Lambert

By Susan Lofgren Born on October 27, 1837, in Yorkshire, England, John Lambert Maxwell discovered his love for the land early. When he was only 18, he became an apprentice gardener, florist, and nurseryman, and after completing his apprenticeship, he began working on some of the area’s largest and most beautiful gardens. In 1859 he […]