Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Planter's Bank ...Digital Photograph


In the South where Tobacco and Cotton were the big cash crops, many farmers lived harvest to harvest. Every town had a bank that would lend them money on what they thought they might get on there harvest. These banks were usually owned by the biggest landowners in the area. Every one kept their fingers crossed and hoped that the rain would come, the sun would shine, the planets were aligned, a big crop would be had. You were only allowed a few bad years. Then you would either payoff your loans or lose your land. Here is one of those banks. I loved this one with the sign built right into the building. Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend...

3 comments:

kathy mc said...

What a great picture. I enjoy your blog.

Andrea said...

Great pic!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Wow! What a great piece of history, Elizabeth! Hugs, Terri xoxo