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What destroyed much of Georgia's cotton crop in the early 1900s?

Boll Weevil. The boll weevil greatly affected Georgia's long history of cotton production between 1915, when the insect was introduced to Georgia, and the early 1990s, when it was eliminated as an economic pest.

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In this regard, what natural disaster struck Georgia cotton growers during the 1920s?

The boll weevil destroyed Georgia's cotton industry as production fell off precipitously, falling by more than a quarter in less than a decade. The problems caused by the boll weevil were exacerbated by a severe drought which struck the southern and midwestern United States in the 1920s.

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Also question is, what Georgia governor served during the Great Depression?

Eugene Talmadge

What impact did the boll weevil have on cotton crops in Georgia?

The boll weevil's decimation of the cotton industry in the South had implications for the entire region. The pest was a driving force behind the "great migration" of poor tenant farmers into northern cities, and the state's dependence on cash-crop production left its soil depleted and prone to erosion.

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