Exodus

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On nearly every trip the ferryboat at this place makes from Ghent to Vevay it brings a new resident to this State.  Since the troubles between the Tobacco Trust and the pool, which have been occupying the center of the stage for the past three years, have reached an acute stage and since the definite decision of the Kentucky growers not to grow a crop this year, the exodus of the tenant has been in earnest.  Other states have caught their proportion, but Indiana, being the border line, has received the greatest number.

The ferry people say they have never seen anything like it in the last twenty years during which the tide of emigration has been consistently to this side.

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from the Vevay Reveille, as reprinted in the Falmouth Outlook, April 10, 1908