Re: Photo: Watermelons In Livestock Car (Undated)


Charles Etheredge
 

Back in the 1920-50's (for sure),  a LOT of watermelons were loaded on stock cars out of Hempstead, Texas.   That area was one, if not THE hub  of the watermelon areas of the state..
I have a picture somewhere of a dozen or more cattle cars waiting to be loaded with a bunch of horse drawn wagons full of melons.  I've eaten a bunch of Hempstead melons.   Droll......

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