Polish immigrants walk to the public potato patches Mayor of Detroit Pingree established on 430 acres of city land during the panic of 1893 and subsequent depression. Pingree became a national hero for the idea, and the potato patch program was copied in other major cities.
President Ulysses S Grant US postage stamp Scott #223 was issued on June 2,1890. Ulysses S Grant graduated 21st out of the 39 cadets in his West Point class of 1843. This was the first postage stamp to depict the former President and Civil War General.