As many of you may remember, my grandfather was a “truck farmer” and raised mostly potatoes, tomatoes, watermelons, peas, and corn. It is difficult for newer Caddo residents to understand that most of the pasture land around here was once under cultivation for some sort of crop. I remember acres and acres of cotton, corn, peanuts, and vegetables. Those days are gone, but the papers are filled with reminders.
The Caddo Herald
August 12, 1927
Bokchito Ships Cantaloupes
The tenth carload of cantaloupes was shipped form Bokchito Saturday. Each car contained about 150 crates and the growers received an average of $1.75 per crate.
Mr. Davis, manager of the Bryan County Truck Growers’ Association of Bokchito, says that next year they will ship tomatoes, carrots, eggplant, and other truck.
Township Fair at Bokchito
September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd are the dates set for Bokchito’s township fair. A large amusement company has been secured, and in many other ways the fair promises to be worth a visit.