Vicksburg Evening Post, December 9, 1905

Vicksburg Evening Post, December 9, 1905

APPRECIATION OF DELTA LAND VALUES

$3,600 PAID BY MR. JOEL MYRES FOR 80 ACRES NEAR BOOTH, ONLY HALF OF TRACT BEING IN CULTIVATION AT PRESENT

A sale of land in this city yesterday indicates the value put upon the black soil in the Delta by people who live on it and near it.

Mr. Joel Myres, a prominent planter and formerly a member of the Board of Supervisors of Issaquena county, paid Samuel A. Sanderlin, a well-known colored man three thousand and six hundred dollars cash for 80 acres of land near Booths Mill in Issaquena county. Only about one-half of the tract is in cultivation and on this basis the sale was close to $90 an acre. There is no store nor station on the land and it is a clear sale to a man who already owns one of the most beautiful farms in the Valley. With a splendid mansion overlooking Lake Lafayette.

The sale was negotiated by W. E. Mollison for Sanderlin while Smith, Hirsh & Landau represented the purchaser.

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