Tri-City Ledger -

By Kevin McKinley
Guest Columnist 

Gordons were progressive farmers


May 17, 2018

Gordon Mineral Springs ad in the Wilcox Progressive Era paper from Camden, Alabama Thursday December 21, 1916, page 6.

Newspapers in our area have always profiled local residents and their human interests pursuits. Yet in an era when most people were "closer to the earth" it was well thought of to cover farms and agricultural interests. It is almost a forgotten fact of local history but our area was once awash in peach orchards, produce growing and strawberry patches. The area between Canoe and Malta was no different and many farmers made their livelihood growing such crops.

The Brewton Standard was one in a long line of Brewton newspapers which covered such impressive agricultural pursuits. In their Novem...

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