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Re: Good Citizens Move Away ~ Walton's and Burkhart from Iowa to Alice, Texas
Posted by: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (ID *****1616) Date: October 25, 2004 at 08:45:11
In Reply to: Good Citizens Move Away ~ Walton's and Burkhart from Iowa to Alice, Texas by Deborah Brownfield - Stanley of 69

The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, July 12, 1906

W.S. Bigham recently received a letter from ED WALTON, who lately located at
Alice, Texas. He says: "We have bought 60 acres of land adjoining the city
limits, fifty acres at $30 per acre and ten acres across the street for $40
per acre, and my judgment is that we have a bargain. Another tract near by
(no better) is held at $90. The location suited us for a home. Land is
simply on the jump here and if nothing happens to the cotton crop from now
on lots of money will be made here this year, even though it is a little dry
If we do not make any money here it will certainly be our fault unless
sickness should overtake us. We expect to sink a deep well so that we can
irrigate at any time that it becomes necessary -- thus being on the safe
side. Alice is a town of 3,000 or over and as an indication of its sanitary
condition, will say there are only three doctors and they are not kept busy,
which compares pretty favorably with Chariton with her twenty-five medical
men. Our land is only about six blocks from the school building."
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
October 24, 2004

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