A Rich Georgia Negro.

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
May 13, 1897 Page 5:
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A Rich Georgia Negro.

New York Tribune.

Barton F. Powell, of Albany, Ga., a negro 32 years old, is on of the most successful farmers in the state. Twelve years ago he had saved up $2,000, with which he bought 500 acres of land. He went to work on it and cleared $2,500 the first year. He has continued to add to his landed possessions, paying spot cash for every farm purchased, and is now the owner of 2,100 acres of land, from which he markets 400 bales of cotton annually. Besides his success on the farm, he has developed the country supply-store idea, and thus rakes in thousands of dollars a year. He also owns a comfortable residence in Bainbridge. His profits last year were over $7,000. He says that the question of social recognition doesn’t trouble him so long as he can get financial recognition at the bank.


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