Bonita - Former Taylor Co towns
(Taken from the Butler Herald, Tuesday, May 26, 1908)
Dear "Herald": I here and now make my bow to the readers of the Herald and hope to be welcomed
into the ranks of correspondence of your worthy sheet.
Bonita, meaning pretty in Spanish, is the name given to the new station on the Central railroad
three and a half miles west of Reynolds and five and a half miles east of Butler at the crossing
of the Central R.R. by the dirt road between the two towns.
We are splendidly situated on the highest tableland between Macon and Columbus surrounded by
forty thousand splendid peach trees, twent thousand full of beautiful Carmen and Elbert
peaches. We have just finished a large packing house and put in the best side track on the road.
We expect to ship fifteen or twenty cars of luscious peaches this season, giving work to a great
number of people. We have arrangements to care for a large crowd. Also will put in a cannery to
care for all fruit too ripe to ship and we would be glad to have all the help possible to handle
Mr. Howard Eubanks, the manager is up to his ears in business, but always takes time to say a
pleasant work or give any information about Bonito.
Bonito is contemplating the erection of a large free school building to be known as the Bonito
Male and Female Academy.
We would be glad if some merchant would open a general store at Bonito to accomodate the large
trade at this point. Free house rent will be given to the right party.
A blacksmith would do well at Bonito as it is surrounded by large and prosperous farmers.
Messrs. A.B. POSEY, JUD WILSON, P.B. HORTON, ASA PARKS, and ARTHUR WILSON were busy last week
completing the now packing house; GUS WILSON acting as overseer.
Mr. DAVID STEWART, of Baltimore, was in our midst last Friday looking after the interest of his
house, the Stewart Fruit Co.
For the next few months our payroll will not be as heavy as Andrew Carnegie's.
We extend a cordial invitation to all the churches to make Bonito the picnic center. We have
three splendid springs, three wells with the finest, coolest most sparkling, health giving water
to be found in Georgia. Grand old shade trees, a large roomy packing house that can be used for
protection against rain or storms, for table spreads; etc. and above all the warm welcome.
We are anxious to secure a good gin and will aid any party wishing to erect one.
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