Maraschino Cherries and the Cherry City

Tim Ramsey, president and CEO of Oregon Cherry Growers, talked about the company, the largest producer of sweet cherries. He also… read more

Tim Ramsey, president and CEO of Oregon Cherry Growers, talked about the company, the largest producer of sweet cherries. He also spoke about the history of the maraschino cherry and why Salem, Oregon, is called the “Cherry City.” Originating in Croatia, the maraschino cherry became popular in the rest of Europe during the 19th century.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Salem, Oregon, from February 3-6 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close

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Maraschino Cherries and the Cherry City

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Program ID:
317768-1
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Vignette
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Vignette
Location:
Salem, Oregon, United States
First Aired:
Mar 2, 2014
Last Aired:
Mar 3, 2014

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  • Mar 02, 2014 | 2:03pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 02, 2014 | 7:38pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 03, 2014 | 1:49am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 03, 2014 | 4:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 03, 2014 | 7:52am EST | C-SPAN 3
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