Okaloosa County has a diversified agricultural history. Cotton was still king in the Baker area well into the 1920's. Others specialized in blueberries, peanuts, tung oil production, livestock, vineyards, cork trees and pecans. At one time the County was billed as the "tung oil capitol of America." Lumber and its allied industry, turpentine, were major industries well into the 1930's. The Duggan Lumber Company had 14 sawmills in the Laurel Hill area.

The History of Okaloosa County