[A Visit to a Farming Dairy at Chunchula, Ala.]
Week ending October 27, 1938 SOCIOLOGICAL SERIES Hele S. Hartley
Identification No. 0149-5147
Federal Writers' Project Dist. 2
WPA Project #4454, Mobile, Ala.
Mr. Charles A. Sturtevant
A VISIT TO A FARMING DAIRY AT CHUNCHULA; ALA.
Written by Helen S. Hartley.
As I parked my car in front of the delightfully comfortable cottage of the farming dairy of the Sturtevant brothers, at Chunchula, in Mobile County, on the Citronelle Road (U. S. Highway 45) about twenty-one miles north of the city of Mobile. Mr. Charles Sturtevant, one of the two brothers who own the dairy, arose from his seat on the front porch where he was reading, and came down the steps to greet me. He did not ask me in, but took a seat in the car so that I could interview him, and where a wonderful view of the whole farm and dairy could be seen. This was my first visit to their farm and well equipped dairy, which is one of the largest in Mobile County. I found Mr. Charles Sturtevant to be a most delightful person to talk to and I soon saw why he was so popular with all his friends, some of which I had talked to previously about getting this interview. He is a tall, broad shouldered, healthy looking man, of the blonde type, with a broad but kindly smile, which assured me my visit was welcome.
While dairying is Mr. Sturtevant's hobby, hunting fox is the sport he enjoys and indulges in most. Forty years ago fox were very numerous, he says, even to catching them two hundred yards from his front gate; but now, although not go numerous, they are still plentiful. Mr. Sturtevant said that he and his friends hunted