This farmer uses a handsetter to replace dead tobacco seedlings after transplanting in this Raines and Cox photo. Each dead plant ultimately resulted in loss of income at harvest time, meaning that many miles and hours were spent walking the rows and replanting. The Wilson Times is publishing historical photos of Wilson County life and landmarks in this space each day. To share your snapshots, email the picture and caption to Lori Parrish at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Remember When” or bring it to the Times office at 2001 Downing St. SW during regular business hours.
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