1. In what year did the first raspberry festival take place? Click to reveal
2. Which Hopkins young woman became Miss America? CLICK TO REVEAL
She was never a Raspberry queen or princess, but had been entered by Daniels’ Photography Studio in the 1948
“Stairway to Stardom” contest at Excelsior Amusement Park. Bebe Shopp then became Miss Minnesota and went on to win the Miss America pageant that same year. Her performance in the talent portion of the Miss America contest was playing the vibraphone (xylophone).
3. What was the “banking practice” developed by John Feltl in 1886? CLICK TO REVEAL
The method of plowing furrows along rows of raspberry plants, bending down the pruned bushes, and covering the entire plants with a bank of soil for safe winter storage. Other growers adopted not only this Feltl practice but also the significant contributions by Joe and John Empanger to the development of better raspberry varieties.