ello, I am Kim Adams Graham, Manager of Adams Pecan LLC in Union Springs, Alabama. I am the third generation of Adams in the pecan business. I also have the fourth generation in training, my nieces Abby Elaine Adams and Leslie Claire Adams.
On August 28, 1941 George H. and Elma E. Adams purchased a home and property on Peachburg Road along Chunnenuggee Ridge in Union Springs, Alabama. The property contained some 2000 pecan trees that were planted 25-30 years prior.
John, my father, remembers approximately 100 employees who picked up pecans by hand out of the pecan orchards and poured them into "croaker sacks" or burlap bags. After school John and his brothers Joe and Tom would load the bags on wagons or flatbed trucks with scales mounted on the back to weigh the bags. The wages for picking up pecans was 2 cents per pound.
These are the beginnings of Adams Pecan...
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