The wait for St. George Island cut was over

Still publicity shot from Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Still publicity shot from Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 10:41 AM.

There was a lot going on in the county in August 60 years ago. Everyone was preparing for the county fair to be held September 30. Miss Miriam Edwards was chair of the exhibiting committee and Bill Zorn was general chairman.

A larger tent was ordered due to increased premiums and a separate poultry tent was planned for the first time. The 4-H Club was preparing a poultry show.

Areas of competition included five Japanese persimmons; five-stalks green sugar cane; three-stalks red sugar cane; a display of fresh vegetables not over 3x3 feet square such as greens, peas, carrots, egg plant, okra, etc.; one quart kumquats in a glass jar; one grapefruit; one cushaw; one clear glass jar any variety pickles or relish; one pair pillow cases embroidered; one luncheon set or table cloth, crocheted; one hook rug; cypress knee or driftwood article; single cockerel, single hen; bantams (pairs); one goose; one rabbit.

Does anybody remember when the last Franklin County fair took place? If so, please contact the Times at 653-8868 or contact Lois Swoboda at


The following selection of articles from the Times’ August 13, 1954 edition should give you a feel for some other things people were thinking about in 1954.


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