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The Southern Democrat, July 27, 1933

A rogue’s name lives Hundreds of thousands of stately derricks dot the many oil fields of the world, and many other thousands of smaller hoisting devices also bear the name of “derrick.” How this name came to be applied to various forms of lifting apparatus is interesting, for it confers a sort of immortality upon a rascal who became a […]

Spider lilies

County Agent’s Corner

Q: I recently had a number of leafless flowers spring up near my home. They have lovely red flowers, but no foliage. I don’t recall seeing these before and I don’t know where they could have come from. A: This is likely one of the Lycoris species that go by a number of common names (naked lady, spider lily, surprise […]


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