1907: Boll weevil decimates Mississippi cotton crop

Boll Weevil Catcher
Boll Weevil Catcher

Weevil first appeared in Adams County and by 1911 was found in every Mississippi county and throughout the South.

1907: William H. Smith organizes first Mississippi “Corn Club”

Corn clubs later became the 4-H Clubs of America.

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