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J.L. Stocks and Fountain Smith with turkeys

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Title:
J.L. Stocks and Fountain Smith with turkeys
Topics:
Agriculture
Community and Extension
Subjects:
Animal science
Farmers
Poultry -- Housing
Turkeys
Original Format:
Black-and-white negative
Item identifier:
ua023_007-003-bx0009-008-164
Photographer:
Bennett, R. R. more info on Bennett, R. R. 
Created Date:
Description:
Transcribed from letter with negative: A tobacco farmer tries his hand at turkey raising; J.L. Stocks, owner, large farm in what is known as the Cox's Mill section, on Greenville-New Bern Highway approximately nine miles southeast of Greenville, for several years cultivated cotton and tobacco as principal money crops, decided to try raising turkeys on quite an extensive scale for an experiment. Picture shows several of these fine birds from one of his flocks of 600 birds. Mr. Stock's turkey ranch is owned and operated by himself and his tender, Fountain Smith. These men are greatly pleased with their first year's experiment and are now considering greatly enlarging their capacity for larger flocks next season.; Used in News and Observer Farm Page, November 10, 1941.
Location:
Pitt County (N.C.)
Digital Project:
University Archives Photographs