STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the State of Delaware, among its many agricultural accomplishments, produces large quantities of cultivated mushrooms; and
WHEREAS, a portion of our state is within a 50-mile area that annually produces an estimated 65 per cent of the nation's mushroom crop; and
WHEREAS, the Agricultural Extension Division of the University of Delaware, in co-operation with the American Mushroom Institute, contributes greatly to research in production and marketing of this unique food, which in combination with other foods--and on its own--continues to gain in popularity; and
WHEREAS, this well-established industry contributes to the health and welfare of many of our citizens; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside and designate the period of November 5 to 15, 1959, as
DELAWARE MUSHROOM WEEK
FURTHER, in the interest of our Delaware broiler chicken industry, I suggest that during this period our housewives, hotel and restaurant chefs feature as an attractive and succulent dish a combination of Delmarvalous Chicken and mushrooms to further advance the interests of these two valuable food producing industries in our state.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this twenty-ninth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-nine and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-fourth.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State