In 1883, New Jersey watermelons knocked down prices of watermelons in the South

(Excerpt transcribed from The Columbia Breeze, Columbia, Alabama August 25, 1892)

New Jersey watermelons are beginning to arrive in the northern markets, knocking down the prices of the Georgia fruit.

In Philadelphia, last week prices went off $10 on 100 in six days, and the Press reports that at present prices are so low that they little more than pay the freight. Good melons were selling Thursday night at $10 to $12 per 100. The stock now coming to this city indicates that the best of the season is over, though there are still lots of fine melons that will find their way to market.

Tapestry of Love: Three Books In One


About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She cohost the Podcast: Alabama Grist Mill and developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me

All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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