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Turkish Delight: How Tulips Came to Holland

Sometimes, the things that shape history come in small packages. Take the tulip for example. The Dutch went crazy over them  causing a  tulip mania in the 1600’s. People bought and sold bulbs at prices beyond  all reason. It was a national obsession–until the market suddenly crashed faster than a blind tightrope walker during an earthquake. Forever after, however, the tulip has been synonymous with Holland. But…  Tulips Aren&#8217…