Times Past: Oct. 4, 2017

The late David Ford assists an unknown customer at Ford’s Market in this photo that appeared with the grocery store’s ad in the 1968 Gainesville High School yearbook, the Bulldogger. The market opened in 1906; its closing was announced in a 1980 news item shared in this week’s Times Past (below).

Ozark County Times

Oct. 4, 1912

Turner family sets rain date for sorghum making in case weather doesn’t cooperate

Doyle Turner stands in front of a bumper crop of sorghum that’s growing on the family farm in Thornfield. Turner said the sorghum crop hasn’t done well the past two years, but this year, the cane has flourished, standing 10-12 feet tall.

As reported in last week’s edition of the Times,


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