Brunswick Advertiser & Appeal Vol. VI Number 46 May 21, 1881 GLYNN COUNTY, Its Railroad Facilities-Town-Soil-Climate-Industries and Inhabitants. Cary W. Styles, is Waycross Reporter. … Mr. J. Wilder is another enterprising citizen, and is offering advantageous inducements to the turpentine interests of the country. He has a large distillery in the city, and in addition to the manufacture of his own crude turpentine, obtained from his extensive farm, six miles up the road, he proposes to purchase the crude from the country and distill it here. He will pay the highest cash prices paid in any market on the Atlantic coast, and will protect his customers against the frauds so common in the weight of barrels. Mr. Wilder is well known as a gentleman of the highest integrity, and one who deals fairly and liberally. He is also agent for the Palmer barrel, which is made in New York out of Western wood, and sold here at a lower price than a Georgian with a similar barrel made out of Georgia wood… TURPENTINE INTEREST. Mr. J. Wilder has a farm of 8,000 acres at the six mile crossing of the B. & A. and M. & B. railroads. This farm affords 27 crops, 270,000 boxes, works 45 hands and yields 200 barrels of crude turpentine to the crop. Mr. Wilder paid one dollar per acre for the lands he purchased, and that is about the price of lands in the vicinity. His neighbors get turpentine, and obtain good prices from him at his still in Brunswick.
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