"Ginseng Saved a Family Farm in Rice County"

A long article from the The Weekly Pioneer and Democrat, June 23, 1859. This article highlights several stories from Rice County including that of a Rice County farmer who had a $700 mortgage on his farm with no foreseeable way to pay it. Then the Ginseng boon broke and, with the help of his wife and two sons, within just a few months they were able to pay the debt entirely

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Article from the Weekly Pioneer and Democrat, June 23, 1859. It highlights several stories from Rice County, including that of a Rice County farmer who had a $700 mortgage on his farm with no foreseeable way to pay it. Then the ginseng boom broke and, with the help of his wife and two sons, within a few months, he was able to pay the debt.

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