Two unrelated items from different years, but both about growing things! I thought both of these were interesting.
Caddo Herald, August 26, 1904
Mr. Ira L. Smith and R. A. Riddels are preparing grounds on the Smith farm near Blue for an orchard. They have ordered 6,500 berry plants, 200 Elberta peach trees, 100 grapes and 50 pears, which will be set out this fall. The ground selected for this contains about six acres of sandy loam soil on the edge of the bottom. It would be a fine thing for the future pleasure and profit of this country if a great many other orchards were set out.
Caddo Herald, September 7, 1923
Johnson Grass Notice
I have been requested by petition of farmers of this county, so see that the Johnson Grass Statute is enforced, and I am writing this that all may know something of this fact. There is a law which will be found in 1923 Statutes of Oklahoma, Sections 3835 to 3843 making it a crime for any person or firm, land lord, or tenant, or person in possession of land to allow Johnson grass to go to seed upon the lands or for any road overseer to allow such grass to seed on roads under his supervision; to sell this grass seed, or to sell hay or oats of other feed containing this seed, or to haul it on the highways; for any landowner to rent the lands infested without telling the tenant about the grass and making provision for taking care of it.
Every person interested should look up the law and familiarize themselves with it, and save trouble. While this is a law on the statue it is just as much the duty of this office to see that it is enforced as any other law and I am writing this to prevent the citizens of this county being surprised if we take action to control this noxious plant according to law. J. A. Shirley, County attorney.