The “Vine Crank”

“After educating myself for the work and making such extensive preparation for the origination of varieties, which were essential to vineyard culture, to enable it to fill its entire sphere, few persons regarded my effort otherwise than that of a “crank”, and often I have heard myself mentioned as the “vine crank” This, to me, was good evidence that my object was not comprehended; that the special knowledge necessary to comprehend it, and become interested in it, was lacking generally among grape growers and even among  the majority of writers upon grapes.”

From: The Investigation and Improvement of American Grapes at the Munson Experiment Grounds near Denison Texas From 1876 to 1900

by: T.V. Munson M.S.

Novemeber 1899