Here is a cotton field in Arizona ready to be harvested.
and a rogue cotton plant on the other side of the irrigation ditch
Cotton was everywhere~instead of Wal*mart bags littering the roads, fence lines and such
cotton was the wayside item.
Even in the fields harvested cotton remained quite abundantly.
In the politically correct times we live in I shall give a disclaimer. I do not long for Old times they are not forgotten, and I would never wish for slavery. Please keep that in mind when I share the lines of the Dixie song. As we grew some cotton on the farm, I was deeply interested in the large scale operation of a cotton business. Bill and I were pretty impressed with the bales of cotton and the sheer number of cotton fields~and consider every outing a possible moment to learn something new!