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Date:
March 25
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.squarebooks.com/event

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Off Square Books
129 Courthouse Square Oxford, MS 38655 United States
Phone:
(662) 236-2828
Website:
http://www.squarebooks.com/square-books

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Square Books
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In the second half of the 20th century, eager investors, from city slickers to country folks, and others poured hundreds of millions of dollars into the southern United States to build catfish farms, processing plants, and infrastructure. Likened to the California Gold Rush of a century earlier, raising catfish was seen as a panacea for a down economy – even easy money.   More than 150,000 acres of catfish ponds were built and stocked in the Mississippi Delta and neighboring states, as an obliging news media served up the feel-good story like an all-you-can-eat buffet. In Catfish Days Mike McCall, editor of The Catfish Journal for more than 25 years, chronicles the rise, fall and survival of one of America’s most unique businesses in the last 100 years.
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