Craven County Digital History Exhibit

What New Bern Has To Offer You, Page 46

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"The Norfolk sand is made up very largely of quartz sand, mixed with a small percentage of silt, clay and organic matter, the largest part of which is found in low places, where swampy conditions formerly prevailed. This sand extends to a depth of not less than three feet and sometimes ten, and is under-lain with a heavy yellow loam clay. The Norfolk sand is an extensive and important soil tpye. The recent introduction of the trucking industry and the cultivation of bright leaf tobacco have greatly increased the value of the Norfolk sand as an agricultural proposition. Its small percentage of clay, unretentativeness of moisture and early warmth make it admirably adopted to the growth of early vegetables, and therefore an ideal trucking soil."

While we have been rated by some of our neighbors as a slow-old-town, you will find it swift enough for all practical purposes, as we have sufficient public spirited element, whose unity of purpose and concert in action, for the general welfare of the city and her environments will insure a continuance of the progressive spirit which now pervades the entire South.

Stranger, it's up to you; we have briefly outlined our resources and future possibilities and if you wish to cast your lot with us in our onward march to prosperity, we extend you a hearty invitation to do so.

For further information concerning New Bern and its environments write

H.L. GRANT, Industrial Agent, Box 327, New Bern, N.C.

Enclose stamp for reply.

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Images scanned by John B. Green, III.  Text prepared by John B. Green, III and Victor T. Jones, Jr.
This page last edited on August 19, 2009.

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