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Description: Capt. Kolb's Profitable Watermelon PatchDate: July 30 1885
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Source: Madison County, AL Library
Page/Column: Page 2, Column 3
OVER THE STATE
The Eufaula Times has seen Capt. R. F. Kolb’s big watermelon patch and says it is a grand and wonderful sight. There are 35,000 hills that will average not less than four melons to the hill, and there are now in sight not less than 100,000 melons varying in weight from ten to thirty and forty pounds each. As yet but few of this large number are ripe, as the planting was purposely late, in order to avoid the first melon glut of the northern markets. It is estimated the captain will clear $10,000 on this crop if lucky enough to get ten cents each for them.