Tobacco roads no more

Frank NeSmith

Summer might be viewed as an exquisite period of freedom for many school kids but, when I was growing up in Evans County, school’s out time was synonymous with tobacco picking season. We had maybe a week after school’s end before tobacco began to ripen; signaling about six weeks of intensive harvest labor. Child labor laws wee unheard of or ignored.

Frank NeSmith, Columnist

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