Saturday, August 5, 2017

Thomas and Marvin Hager Winners in Gaston County Wheat Club, 1919

The Eagle, Cherryville, N.C., August 7, 1919

Good Wheat Yield

Thomas and Marvin Hager, aged 11 and 14 respectively, sons of Mr. J.A. Hager of Bessemer City R-1, are members of the Gaston County wheat club. Last year they won first and second prices competing with 27 members, raising 26 and 26 ½ bushels from one acre each. This year they expect to win first and second prizes again. Thomas raised from his acre this year 33 ¾ bushels of prolific and Marvin raised from his acre 33 ½ bushels of red chaff. The wheat this year followed alfalfa and red clover.

Mr. J.A. Hager, father of the boys, had 10 acres seeded to wheat this year which threshed out 221 bushels and made 428 bales of straw.

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