Can you make a million dollars selling bags of ice? Yup. Just ask Bob Alligood of Moultrie Georgia. Try tens of millions.
Alligood is from Moultrie, but made his fortune elsewhere. He left the one time agricultural hub of south Georgia--tobacco--when he graduated from high school. There were 6,000 people in Moultrie back in the 50's. There are 14,000 or so now. 130 of them showed up at the last Alligood family reunion.
Bob started, ran, and sold a number of businesses in his adopted home of 40 years, Jacksonville, Florida. One day three years ago he got a call from a cousin in Moultrie. 'Bob, come on up here and take a look at this ice contraption these two old boys have come up with. If you like it, maybe you can buy one, and I'll run it for you.'