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Description: Dean Cotton in Alabama - Mr. John M. BurkeDate: March 19 1857
Newspaper published in: Memphis, TN
Page/Column: Page 2, Column 3
DEAN COTTON IN ALABAMA.--The Dean cotton recently noticed as having been sold in New Orleans for nineteen cents per pound was produced on the plantation of Mr. John M. Burke in Wilcox County, Alabama, who informs us that it can be raised in this State in equally as great abundance, and with no more trouble than the ordinary cotton which now sells at twelve cents. His attention was first called to it by an article which appeared in this paper, urging our planters to give it a trial, and notwithstanding the general opinion that it could not be cultivated with profit on our soil, he engaged in the production of it. Last year he raised fifty bales, and so well satisfied is he of its adaptability to the soil of Alabama, that he has determined to devote his attention exclusively to its cultivation.--Mobile Tribune.