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Local author writes about boll weevil

Published 4:22pm Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Barbaree said what he hopes others will gain from reading his novel is God loves them and God may allow things to happen, even tragedies, to change the road people are on.

“The book gives a perfect example due to people in the South in the early 1900s still depending on what cotton would do for them,” Barbaree said. “When they turned to raising peanuts it was quickly realized they could make more money per acre than growing cotton.”

Barbaree will host a book signing Nov. 17 at Peaches N Cream from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

His book can be purchased on Amazon, at Peaches N Cream and Wright’s Gifts and Drugs in Clanton.

“There is at least one good book in everybody,” Barbaree said. “I feel very privileged to be chosen to write this one.”


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  • Rickey

    I love the story of the boll weevil. As a kid we traveled from Chilton County to Panama City every single year for vacation. I always enjoyed seeing the statue of the boll in Enterprise. Should I happen to be napping when we got to Enterprise, I always wanted to be awoken so I could see the boll weevil.
    If anybody knows where I can purchase a copy of Rhett Barbaree’s novel, I would certainly appreciate it.

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  • jlmclean

    As a person with close connections in the area i sure hope i can find a copy of Mr. Barbaree’s book. There have been many books and articles published about how the farmers lost their farms as a result of the Boll Weavil and how it changed that part of the Country to become the peanut capitol of the world. Co-incidentally Chilton County had a float with the Peach Queen and others in the Peanut Festival Parade in Dothan last Saturday .

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