Fall and remembering the Escambia County Fair

October always brings memories of the Escambia County Fair in Atmore during my youth in the 1950's.

Crops had been grown, vegetables from gardens were canned in mason jars awaiting their need. Cotton and corn had been harvested, sold or cribbed. Peanuts were being dug for market or livestock. Sweet potatoes were either dug and banked or being. Cane was waiting for the end of the month to be stripped, cut, hauled and squeezed of juice for syrup making. Hogs were still fattening until colder weather in November for the big butchering. Things were slowing down on farms all over the place. Pecans...

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