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  1. Just thought I'd say it is cool that you're from Monticello. I used to go through there a lot on my way to Live Oak.

    1. Cuesta_Rey


      Back in those early days of our country, cotton was an incredibly valuable resource. It was found to grow wild in Florida as far south as Alachua County (Gainesville). So, it was natural that many farmers started large farms, primarily to grow cotton back then. I've read that a man could homestead 640 acres for free, as long as he worked the land and added to the new economy. That would explain the migration to Florida when it was purchased from Spain and when it first became a State. Obv...

    2. USMarine


      Haha, that's pretty cool. Didn't know all that. Too bad they don't have the option for stuff like that anymore. I miss farm work, but my back sure doesn't.