of the American Rose Society


History of the PJ District

By Ralph Stehle

I encourage you to read this interesting set of articles taking you down memory lane. It takes you through the history of the Penn-Jersey District, its formation, the first rose show, the role of the rose 'Peace' in the rose world before the 'Knockout' literally knocked the other roses out. It is hard to imagine a time when rose shows had over 8000 visitors and lines to get in started forming 1 ½ hours before doors opened.- Webmaster