In 1914, the family of Hudson Cane emigrated from England to what was then British East Africa, now known as Kenya. After traveling from Mombasa to Limuru by train, they climbed into an ox cart with all their possessions and headed down a mud trail towards a place recognized as “Tigoni.” For the price of only 500 British pounds, the Canes purchased 157 acres of land from a Mr. Charles Major. Much like Karen Blixen, the family had the intent of growing coffee, going against the advice of local people who called the Canes mad. These were the same people who also said that “Limuru is nothing but mist where something like coffee will never grow.”