George Gordon Writes from Oklahoma, 1908

From the August 6, 1908 edition of the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

From Oklahoma.
Minco, Okla., July 31, 1908.
Mr. Ray Strickler,
Dear Sir and Friend: —
I promised to write to some of my friends up there and I will write to you and if you see fit to print it most of them can hear from me.

I left Skidmore last Thursday morning, landed in Minco Friday at 1 o’clock. I found the friends all well and I was glad to find such a corn crop. This is the finest corn crop I have ever seen here and I never saw near a good a crop as there is this year. The corn is just immense all over the country and most of it is too hard for roasting ears. There is plenty of rain so far. Oats are not so good as it was too wet in June. Cotton is pretty poor, although there are some good pieces of cotton, but nothing like it is for common. We are living on peaches, and the finest I ever saw. One of our old neighbors gathered 80 bushels off 26 trees; the largest I most ever seen. Peaches are so plentiful, can’t hardly sell them.

The people here are feeling pretty good. There is going to be a Corn Carnival and Horse Show on September 10, 11, 12. There will be some big horse racing. There is a good deal of land changing hands.
Well I will close. Excuse bad writing and spelling.
I remain,
Geo. Gordon.

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