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George W. Moody – Early Pioneer Tales

This article is a transcription of a story written by George W. Moody, Sr. in 1918 and published in The Homestead Enterprise. I have added explanatory footnotes to his story and also a photograph of the Brown & Moody Store in Cutler, ca. 1900. The Brown & Moody Store was one of two where the early pioneers obtained their food, clothing and tools. The Tweedell Bros. Store was the other.

George W. Moody

This article is a more detailed look at the life of George W. Moody. It discusses his father’s ownership of slaves in Appling County, Georgia and his life in Florida in more detail than was provided by him in the article he wrote for the Homestead Enterprise in 1918. It concludes with the fact that Klansmen from all over Dade County attended his funeral in 1927.

The Princeton Bottling Company

The early settlers of this area enjoyed a cold non-alcoholic drink, just like we do today. The Princeton Bottling Company was the distributor for cold drinks and also briefly had the franchise for Coca-Cola. This is the story of that company.