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The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
June 5, 1879, Page 3
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The Seventeenth District.

Mrs. Turpin, an aged and highly esteemed lady of Euharlee, is at present in a very low state of health.  May she speedily recover.


Newton Rogers (colored) living in this district, has a horse that has fits twice a month, on the full and change of the moon.


A Model Farmer.

It was our pleasure last Saturday, in company with Mr. D. W. K. Peacock, to spend the afternoon at the home and upon the farm of Mr. M. L. Pritchett, three miles from the city, on the Etowah river.  We have heard much of Mr. Pritchett as a model farmer, but have never before visited him.  His farm is all either river bottom or table lands, fertile and lying well.  These are cultivated to the highest state.  Everything is conducted with great order and perfect system.  Nothing is of too small importance for diligent attention.  His barns, stables and cattle stalls are constructed for convenience and economy.  He uses the latest improvements in agricultural implements.  His stock are all kept in fine condition.

Mr. Pritchett has the prettiest crop of one hundred acres of wheat we have ever seen.  The stalk is healthy and the head full, and stands as thick as the best land will sustain, and will make a magnificent crop of the golden grain.  He has about one hundred and twenty acres in cotton with a good stand and in a good condition.  Seventy acres will cover his corn crop, which also looks well and is thoroughly clean.

Such farmers as Mr. Pritchett are a credit to the county, and we have a number of them.  We mention Arthur Davis, James Gilreath, Jno. and Tom Leake, C. M. Jones, Bob Rogers, old Jack Haney and others whose names we could mention.  All of these gentlemen are prosperous.  They “live at home and board at the same place,” and their latchstrings hang on the outside of their doors.


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