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Walter & Therese

Walter was a mountain farmer raising his half acre government allotment crop of tobacco on land he helped his father clear when he was just a young boy. Along with tobacco he and his wife Therese raised several heard of cattle and a field of strawberries as cash crops and, kept chickens and a garden for their food.

With optimism, hard work and their belief in the old tradition of  “farming by the moon” they pridefully made a little bit more than a subsistence living each year. The quality of Walters tobacco always earned the highest prices at the November tobacco market and prompted the scrutiny of government authorities who questioned how he could achieve such a yield on his allotted half acre of land. 1970

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