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William Schwab developed a huge apple, the “Buckley Giant.” It was amazing, but too large to be commercially useful as machinery could not handle it for processing and shipping was not designed for such large fruits either. The apple became sort of a novelty and was not widely produced.
Grampa Schwab was a very sweet man and lived to be over 100 years old. When I was a girl, I would visit him often in his garden. He was also one of Seattle’s first fire fighters and was proud of a photo of himself as a young man standing by the copper barrel of a horse drawn fire wagon.
Submitted by granddaughter, Jennifer
This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Buckley and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.
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