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Virginia H. Harris Progressive Farmer Associate Editor
Tue Nov 20, 2012 09:44 AM CST

DOTHAN, Ala. (DTN) -- I've been to my fair share of small-town fairs, festivals and parades, but none of them prepared me for the sight of a cement mixer driving down the street filled with peanuts, which two men steadily scooped out and tossed onto the street for onlookers to collect like candy.

Now, after my initial qualms about the cleanliness of eating shelled peanuts right off the asphalt, died down (shells, of course!), I simply smiled and thought: "Welcome to Dothan!".

This is the heart of peanut growing territory where I was attending the 69th Annual National Peanut Festival. ...

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