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An ox, two hands, a crosscut saw and an old truck
Ox Cart
An ox pulling a sled in a cotton field in Florence County. Oxen were used on cotton and tobacco farms as well as timber usages. Courtesy of SCL.
After graduating from Bethune High School in 1936 where he played football for four years, for a short time a young Carroll G. King drove a log-hauling truck for a timber company. The title of this column describes the next venture of Carroll’s, establishing his own timber company. In those Great Depression days, farmers and others referred to their workers as “hands.”