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Early crops of Dixie

But until 1861--when several hundred families were called by church leaders to go to the area to raise cotton, figs, olives, grapes, sugar, almonds, and tobacco--colonization remained chiefly an experiment. St. George, settled in 1861, became the center of the area, nicknamed Dixie because of its southern location, climate and agricultural produce, and the colonists succeeded in producing sizable amounts of cotton, wine, and molasses. The demand for cotton lasted until after the Civil War. The wine industry also grew during this period, as did mining, but when mining decreased so did the demand for wine. From 1875 to 1880 Silver Reef, northwest of Leeds, was a booming mining town, and Wells Fargo reportedly shipped more than $8,000,000 in bullion from the mines there.

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SOUTHERN UTAH MEMORIES: The Dixie Wine Mission - In the scores of books that have been written about Utah one subject has been neglected according to folklore historian Olive Woolley Burt who said ...

SOUTHERN UTAH MEMORIES: The Dixie Wine Mission - In the scores of books that have been written about Utah one subject has been neglected according to folklore historian Olive Woolley Burt who said ... | Wine Grapes | Scoop.it
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