22 comments

  1. Judge Clayton was the son of Univ of Ala president, Gen. James Clayton. The family’s plantation gave rise to the town of Clayton.

    Judge Clayton served served in the US House of Representatives from around 1900 until 1915 when he accepted appointment to a federal judgeship by President Wilson. Clayton authored the Clayton Anti-Trust, one the most important pieces of business legislation enacted in the last century.

    He was succeed in congress by Henry B. Steagall of Ozark who served for 30 years. As chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Currency, he is responsible for passage of the Glass-Steagall Act, which equaled in importance to the Clayton act.

    Thus, two of the most significant laws governing commerce in the United States were enacted by Alabamians of neighboring counties and graduates of the University of Alabama Law School. Upon realizing this a few years ago I found that the dean of the business school, dean of the law school and the president of the university were all unaware of this bit of Alabama (and US) history.

    Hank Holman, Tuscaloosa

    PS. I looked in vain for identification of the beautiful old Church on the front page of this issue. Would someone enlighten me?

  2. […] location of Glennville is lovely; situated on one of the highest points in southeast Alabama, and surrounded by rolling […]

  3. […] H. Bass’ beautiful home is still standing and on these grounds were probably the first paper shell pecans that were grown in […]

  4. Tony Merrill

    Looks like my grandparents house

  5. Syble Cranford

    Barbour and Bullock Counties are full of pecan groves and farms. Pecans did very well in this area and some of the groves are still tended by decedent family members.

  6. Kerry M Kilbourne Thompson

    My husband is from Alabama. His parents brought a couple of pecan saplings from his grandmothers’ yard and planted at their home in Oklahoma City about 1970 and they still produce wonderful pecans today.

  7. Please, I need to find information on Glenn City, Alabama. If you could help me I would greatly appreciate it. I need to know it’s early history.Cannot find anything about it.It’s urgent, thank you,
    Sincerely
    Wes Ponder

    1. I’m sorry. I do not have info. on Glenn City, Alabama.

      1. would Glenn city be “Glennville”?

    1. D.J. Farris

      Everett Barbour Farris likes this post too. Thanks David!

  8. I had heard and also seen in historic aerial photographs of Alabama, a pecan grove that was lost to the creation of Lake Eufaula. The pecan grove was located between the two bridges crossing the lake to Georgetown. Also, many home were removed from this area. Thanks for the continued Alabama history.

  9. Karen Goodwin Cox

    My Dad loved his one and only pecan tree….every year he would walk the backyard and pick them…that tree was huge! Love ya Daddy and miss you everyday

  10. Beth Mott

    Our family farm is in Glennville. It is beautiful countryside!

  11. […] H. Bass’ beautiful home is still standing and on these grounds were probably the first paper shell pecans that were grown in […]

  12. Cherry Woodward

    This will remain a mystery.

  13. Mary Suggs

    I hate seeing these posts and then “you have to pay to see this”…make the entire site a subscription site or either quit posting these. I am totally tired of Alabama Pioneers luring you to the site with these “ads”.

  14. Teri Hornsby

    Have enjoyed reading your post but will no longer read if it cost

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