Picking Strawberries In Columbus County


A recent post featured an image of a strawberry festival in Wallace, North Carolina (read about it here). While I was working on that post, I found the image above, which has the supplied title “Picking Strawberries in Columbus County.”

The original of the image is in the NC Collection’s Photographic Archives (P1-24-S913; 83-672).

It’s a long time until strawberries are in season in North Carolina…

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  1. In 1907 the Columbus County town of Chadbourn claimed a world record for a one-day shipment of strawberries. Between sunrise and sunset, workers harvested more than 1.1 million quarts, which filled 180 railroad boxcars…. Can you match THAT, Wallace?

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