Miss C.H. Lippincott: Seedswoman of Minneapolis
image credit: Image Courtesy of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Miss C.H. Lippincott: Seedswoman of Minneapolis


In 1886, no one expected much from Carrie H. Lippincott. She was a single woman in desperate need of money when she launched what would become one of the most successful seed businesses of the era. She was so successful two rivals popped up in her backyard. But were they really the Three Seedswomen of Minneapolis–or Carrie and two men pretending to be women to steal her customers? KFAI’s Britt Aamodt tells the story of the seedswoman of Minneapolis.