Retrospect: First Harvest

A farmer, a banker and the power of the peanut changed Coffee County forever

In October 1915, banker H. M. Sessions and farmer C. W. Baston inspected Coffee County’s first peanut crop. Photo courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives & History. Dedicated in 2019, Alabama Bicentennial Park contains 16 bronze panels portraying important events in the state’s history. Near the middle of the park,…

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