National Geographic : 1937 Sep
WILL YOU HAVE YOURS GRILLED, STEAMED, OR IN JAMBALAYA? The six-crew schooners that took out seines several fathoms long have given way to motor trawl boats handled by only two or three men. As the power craft moves along, it drags a U-shaped trawl to catch the shrimp. Some trawlers spend a week or more at sea, transferring their catches to freight boats. Photograph from Illinois Central System YOU PLANT THE TUNG TREE, THEN WAIT FOR THE NUTS TO FALL More than half the tungtrees inthe United States grow inPearl River County, and barns here are supplanted by crushers for the nuts that yield an ingredient for paints and varnishes-an ingredient we now import from the far away Yangtze Valley. Picayune isthe center of this new industry (page 313).