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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Texture, durability help Sea Island cotton gain popularity
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(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.) In Bulletin #146 of the United States Department of Agriculture, published on Sept. 25, 1914, William Meadows, a “Cotton Technologist,” examined the “Economic Conditions of the Sea Island (S.I.) Cotton Industry.” Matthews used the 1912 cotton crop for comparisons. The prices for "Upland" cotton that year were 12.05 cents per pound.
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