WALNUT HISTORY, 1875
[FROM THE ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 1875, p. 4]
The crops were considerably damaged by the late dashing rain, especially the corn. Not less than ten inches of water fell in one night, and on some pieces of rolling ground one-half the growing corn is said to be washed out. This, however, can be said of only occasional pieces, and as for the rest, although it presented a dilapidated appearance for a time, yet each day gives new testimony that nature will redeem her promise of the harvest.
A few of those much abused hoppers made their appearance last week, but whether they are a mere band of venturesome pleasure seekers, or the advance guard of the myriad hosts coming to take the land, none can tell. If the latter should prove to be the case, I hope Prof. Taylor will come this way immediately with full apparatus for utilizing the whole set.
Several new buildings are in process of construction; among the rest a new elevator.
A strawberry festival is to be held at the school house in this place on Friday evening of this week. The proceeds are to be applied in payment for an organ.