Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Agriculture News in the 1880's

Copied from the Robinson Constitution

Aug 30. 1882
The watermelon crop in Lawrence county this year is the largest grown for years. From five to ten car-loads are shipped from Lawrenceville each week.

 Nov 22, 1882
An apple-butter factory at Bridgeport, Lawrence county, has made three thousand gallons of apple-butter this season.

Dec 20. 1882
A great many of our farmers are patronizing the Sumner and Lawrenceville mills. They claim they can get better grades of flour and more of it than be got at Robinson. Wheat at Sumner is also 90 cents per bushel.

Jan 17, 1883
The horse race at Pinkstaff, on Saturday last, between the Phelps horse and the Lackey mare was won by the former. The race was for fifty dollars.

March 14, 1883
The old flouring mill of Russellville succumbed to the raging Wabash last week.