Lee County

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Biography of David C. Turnipseed

This article provides a brief biography of David C. Turnipseed, a successful planter and fruit grower from Flora, Alabama who has passed away. He was born in 1846 and received his education at home and at the state university before the Civil War broke out. He married Orleania E. in 1877 and started his business with about $1,200 given by his father. Over time, he acquired over 5,000 acres and was known for his fruit-growing, experimenting with many varieties of fruits and vegetables. He was a thorough horticulturist and was well qualified for making a success of his undertaking. He was preparing to add a canning factory to his enterprise. David C. Turnipseed and his wife were members of the Methodist church and had four children.

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Polk's Opelika City Directory title page

1923 Opelika City Directory

R. L. Polk & Co. was founded in 1870 in Detroit as a publisher of business directories which quickly morphed into publishing city, town, and farm directories across the country. In 1923 the company published this city directory for Opelika, Alabama. City directories contain an alphabetical listing of residents and businesses for a location, a street guide and householders directory, and miscellaneous directories of officials and organizations in a community. This particular directory also contains a listing for Auburn and Lafayette, both in Alabama. Table of Contents Opelika The Miscellaneous Department, p. 21-27 The Buyer’s Guide, p. 29-52 The Street

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