On May 13, 1914, a News article titled "Berries bring Favorable Price" reported a good crop despite drought: "That the strawberry shipment from Chattanooga alone for the 1914 season will total fifty cars . . . is the prediction made by M. A. Cooper, of the Chattanooga Fruit Growers' union. Taking 400 crates as a minimum load for each of the cars, 28,000 crates of berries will go out from Lookout City and Boyce [railway depots] to northern points" (9).