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Post 1

Doogyman

It was tobacco the Walter Raleigh brought back from Virginia. Potatoes come from the Andes in South America.


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Post 2

friendlywithteeth

Did WR bring them back?


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Post 3

Doogyman

I've never heard Raleigh's name connected to potatoes. It's more likely that the Spanish brought potatoes to Europe from South America.


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Post 4

friendlywithteeth

Damn!

In Blackadder, it was Raleigh who brought back potatoes and I'm sure I connected him with it before that...

...What did you think of the rest of the article though?


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Post 5

Doogyman

Well, there is a connection between Sir Walter Raleigh and potatoes. The Incas are believed to have started cultivating potatoes in Peru around 200 BC. The Spanish conquered Peru in 1536, then brought the potato back home to Spain, and from there poatoes spread to France and other parts of Europe. Raleigh took the potato to Ireland in 1589 and planted them on land he owned there. The first potato patch in North America was located in the state of New Hampshire in 1719. So potatoes went from South America to Europe, then back to North America.

Your Human Geography article was good. If we humans can't get a handle on our population growth, we are doomed to a declining quality of life, probably followed by extinction.


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friendlywithteeth

A connection is good enough for me! smiley - ok

Thanks smiley - smiley Don't ye think that that's a bit...pessimistic smiley - winkeye

You might want to open up your personal space: it means people can drop by and say hi! smiley - smiley

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