Southern Homeseeker's Guide; And Winter Resorts on the Southern Division of the Illinois Central Railroad

Southern Homeseeker's Guide; And Winter Resorts on the Southern Division of the Illinois Central Railroad

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... has taught that a few acres of highly cultivated and fertilized berries pay far the best. They ripen earlier and get into the Chicago market in time for the $6 and $7 per crate that the early shippers got for two weeks this season. We all thought, several years ago, that the strawberry business would be overdone, but it seems that the demand keeps up with the supply, and the earliest berries command higher prices now than they did several years ago. There are large quantities of fruit and vegetables raised in the vicinity of Jackson for northern markets, but as yet there is not that organization among the growers which is so essential to success. J. N. ODENEAL, Sligo Creamery, Jackson, Miss. JACKSON, Miss., May 10, 1889.-J. F. MERRY, EsQ., General Western Passenger Agent Illinois Central Railroad: I have farmed for past four years two miles west of this city, upon old worn out cotton plantation land that was considered nearly worthless when I purchased it. I have never bought one pound of any kind of fertilizer, but by using northern plows and northern cultivation have always had good crops. I have grown fifty bushels of corn on an acre without any special effort. I look upon this as being preeminently a stock raising country. I have cows raised by myself, worth $25 each, that never cost me one cent for feed. Hogs, sheep and poultry do well. The more I see of this country the more I am convinced that for a man of small means this is the best country in the United-States. My father and uncle live near me. All are-delighted with the country. ' We came from Ohio four years ago. Will be pleased to reply to all 'enquiries. T..H. FRYANT. RANKIN COUNTY, Miss., May 8. 1889. J. F. MERRY, General Western Passenger Agent Illinois more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236836588
  • 9781236836588