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History: The Great Jamestown Hill Home Delivery PawPaw Produce Company

It was the Pride of Jamestown Hill: A Chelf & Ralph Roy Enterprise. ca 1949-50. The huge grove was located between 705 and 707 Jamestown Street.

By Ralph Roy Waggener

For the Ol' Coddger's learning: I myself have seen giant paw paw trees.

On Jamestown Street the only place I was born, we shared the largest paw paw tree grove with our neighbor and cousin, former Mayor Ralph Willis, in Columbia, KY.

Must of been 10,000 trees. But none got bigger than 33" across.

This may have been the second cutting and not the original paw paw trees of Cane Valley lore.

My Cousin Bob Chelf and I sold paw paws by the grass sack full to nice neighbors who could not turn down a deal from from such adorable 6-7 year old boys like Bob and me.

Had high winds not have taken out this big grove, we may have had some you could park a semi and its trailer on and to this day people might still be buying Chelf & Ralph Roy PawPaws in stores.

Thanks from Ralph Roy Waggener and remember: All ways tell the truth, but if you need to lie, lie hard! - RALPH ROY WAGGENER

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