WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23: FALL BEGINS
Profile America — Friday, September 23rd. Autumn arrived today at 5:04 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time. It's a time for football games, Halloween and cooler temperatures. Including the first frost of the season. It's also when trees become decked out in glorious colors, and birds begin to migrate. And it's time for the annual harvest. In the past, this meant entire families helped to bring in the crops to get ready for winter. Up until 1920, more people lived on farms than in cities. That year's census showed there were about 6.5 million farms in the U.S., feeding a population of just over a hundred million people. Today, advances in agriculture are such that about one-third as many farms provide food for a population nearly three times that of 1920. Profile America is in its 15th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 476
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 457
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau