For hundreds of years in Lancaster County, one of the most anticipated and important times of the year was when shadbush and bloodroots bloomed.
That was when millions of migratory American shad flooded from the Atlantic Ocean into the Susquehanna River, surging upstream to reproduce in such mass that they pushed the water into waves 3-4 feet high.
For Native Americans and, later, Pennsylvania colonists, shad, or “poor man’s salmon,” delivered a badly needed source of protein and burst of flavor after a long, lean winter. Their roe was considered a delicacy.
Source: Shad wars: A long, violent period in Lancaster County over a fish in the Susquehanna | Local News | lancasteronline.com
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