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Tours to explore history of cotton in Bryan
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The Richmond Hill Historical Society and Pembroke Downtown Development Authority will offer an educational field trip on Nov. 3 to explore the history of cotton cultivation and culture in Bryan County.

Participants will learn about Sea Island cotton in South Bryan County and long staple cotton in North Bryan County. The trip will experience cotton picking firsthand at Floyd Farms in Pembroke and then tour the downtown area.

Participants will see a variety of late-19th through early-20th century buildings and learn the importance of cotton to the growth of the town through brokerages, gins, insurance firms, livestock traders, banks and the railroad.

Participants can meet at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 3 at the Richmond Hill History Museum at 11460 Ford Ave. to carpool or meet the bus. Bus seats are limited to the first 20 people. Car riders or any North Bryan participants can meet at 9:30 a.m. at the field at 300 Rogers Road in Pembroke.

Box lunches by It’s Thyme Catering, Souvenirs and all tours are included in the price of $35 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Photography is welcome. A rain date is set for Nov. 10.

 To purchase tickets or make a reservation, contact Roy Hubbard at 912-657-3929.        

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