Former Gov. John G. Townsend Once Was One of the Three Largest Apple Growers in the World
His orchards were scattered throughout southern Sussex County, requiring hefty manpower to maintain.
Townsend Orchard, Selbyville, April 4, 1931
Men use a Caterpillar tractor to spray trees in the orchard of Gov. John G. Townsend. His orchards were scattered throughout southern Sussex County. According to the Sunday Star, Townsend was among the three largest apple growers in the world.