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Description: Big Swamp Contract Awarded;
Have Corn For Sale;
Fourth Alabama History Is Issued
Newspaper published in: Boaz, AL
Source: Madison Co., AL Library
Page/Column: Page 2, Columns 2
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Big Swamp Contract Awarded
Montgomery, Ala.,--The contract for construction of the three-quarter mile stretch of road which will negotiate Big Swamp, in Lowndes county, has been awarded to Dr. P. A. Baker, of Montgomery, who has undertaken the task for $25,900.28. Ten per cent of this sum appropriated by the county will bring the total cost of construction up to $28,490.28. The awarding of the contract was announced by Assistant State Engineer J. B. Converse, upon his return from Haynesville. The building of this road across Big Swamp will necessitate the construction of one large concrete bridge and several smaller ones, also frequent fills with materials transported over a considerable distance. The job will therefore be an exceedingly difficult and costly one.
Have Corn For Sale
Montgomery, Ala.,--J. B. Mitchell, agent for Autauga county, with headquarters at Prattville, has listed with the markets bureau of the department of agriculture a carload of ear corn, which the farmers in his territory now have ready for immediate delivery. The bureau also received a letter from E. B. Harvey, 203 Terre Haute Trust Building, Terre Haute, Ind., who wants to get in touch with owners of cut-over lands in Alabama. He is contemplating the establishment of a stock [sic: missing end.]
Fourth Alabama History is Issued
Montgomery, Ala.,--The first copies of the history of the old fourth Alabama regiment in the recent war have arrived in Montgomery. The history is the work of Capt. William H. Amerine, who commanded signal corps detachment on the Mexican border before the break with Germany, and was inter connected with the Red Cross work in England.