Alabama, The Cotton State

October forest fire and cotton gin from days past.

Continental Gin Machinery

Cotton, a few weeks before pickin’ time.

I took these on a trip home to Alabama in October of 2011.  Cotton is no longer the largest crop in Alabama, but there is still plenty grown in the Cotton State, as it used to be known.  This farm and old gin are on state highway 10 between Pineapple and Greenville.

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3 thoughts on “Alabama, The Cotton State

  1. On my Thanksgiving trip through Texas I saw my first cotton field. It took driving by a few of them to accept they must be cotton fields. I did not know where they grew it, but for some reason I did not think they grew it here in the US. I’m used to all sorts of other crops, and I had never seen that one.

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