Washington Atlee Burpee, founder of Burpee Seed Co., started his career as a poultry farmer in Philadelphia. He later expanded to include livestock and-to provide his customers with proper food for their animals-began in 1878 offering special seeds in his catalogs. Within two years, his sale of seeds was thriving and raising animals soon became a sideline to the seed business.
Washington Atlee Burpee Founded Burpee Seed Co.
On the Road, TriviaBy American Profile on November 19, 2000