By Kevin McKinley
Guest Writer 

The Gordons were progressive farmers


February 6, 2020

Courtesy Photo

W.Y. Gordon and brothers were progressive farmers in the Canoe and Atmore area

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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