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The Story of “Oxford 26”

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In the summer of 1888, Creedmoor, in Granville County, was the site of a thriving tobacco market. Then a disease, later named the Granville wilt for the location where it was found in the country, struck. The market later closed; farm values went down, and many farmers lost their property. Debnam recounts the story of E. G. Moss and Dr. Thomas E. Smith, who were largely responsible for solving this agricultural problem which threatened the area's tobacco economy.