Longtime Palisade peach grower dies at 78

James “Larry” Clark, founder of Clark Orchards and one of six generations of the Clark family to grow fruit in the Grand Valley, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was the great-grandson of Palisade pioneers who began growing fruit in 1897, said his son, Dennis.



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James “Larry” Clark, founder of Clark Orchards and one of six generations of the Clark family to grow fruit in the Grand Valley, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was the great-grandson of Palisade pioneers who began growing fruit in 1897, said his son, Dennis.

James L. “Larry” Clark loved peaches. His favorite way to enjoy them was simple: sliced and served over a bowl of breakfast cereal. Clark, founder of Clark Family Orchards and one…




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