12 December 2016

Baden, Kutschurgan

Baden was one of the six Mother colonies in the Kutschurgan district.  It was a commune of middle-class farmers who had relatively small acreage, primarily growing wheat.  Before WWI, it was well known for it's beautiful vineyards and orchards. These increased in number after the Russian Revolution and some 50 acres were artificial irrigated.  In 1929, Baden was home to a 50-acre nursery of vines imported from France which sold thousands of cuttings to other colonies.

The plat map below shows the location of some of the vineyards, orchards and gardens.

Plat map of Baden
Source: Paradise on the Steppe, p. 275

Location of Baden, Kutschurgan



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