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Letter: The missing flame thrower story

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Now, I just gotta hear the "flame thrower" story. Don't think I've heard it before. --BJF
Comments re: April 14, 1978 Around Adair with Ed Waggener

Unfortunately, we haven't been able to turn up anything in our archives, but we'll post it the minute we track it down.

The June 11, 1947, Adair County News does mention that "Luther Turner, Jr., uses a flame thrower to clean out fence rows and finds it a quick and economical way of killing small bushes, briers and other unwanted plants in fences and other places where a mower cannot be used."

It would be nice to know if flame throwers were trendy farm implements mid-century, or if there was a single piece of war surplus being passed and traded around Adair County, terrorizing fencerows and wildlife and worrying spouses. --Pen

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