August 27, 1931 Lawrence County News Peach Orchards in Lawrence County in 1931
VanScyoc Orchards near Sumner. The newspaper reported that two railroad cars full of peaches were shipped on Saturday and one car on Sunday. Most of the other orchardists were delivering the fruit by highways, using trucks for large shipments and automobiles for small quantities. The price ranged from 50c to $1.50 per bushel with the average about $1.00 for choice sprayed fruit.
|August 22, 1975|
Stanley Stoltz’ Orchards about a mile north of Sumner.
Treadway Orchard near Billett.
V. C. Buchanan’ Orchard just east of Lawrenceville.
Severns Orchard near Sumner.
Gerhart Orchards near Birds.
Fritchey Orchards also near Birds.
Foster Orchard near Bridgeport.
Picking and sorting the peaches provided employment to many men and women during the depression years. The prevailing wage was $1.50 per day.
For more interesting facts about fruit grown in Lawrence County please purchase the newest Historical Society’s book, Growing Aware, available at the History Center, the Research Library, Finishing Touch and on the website, lawrencelore.org. Also stop by the History Center, Sunday afternoon 1-4 or Monday 10-3 to see the newest exhibit about farming and farm life.