Tag: 1930’s

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Scottsboro, Alabama had biggest rabbit raising industry in the United States

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer, William P. Burke BIGGEST RABBIT RAISING INDUSTRY Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama written ca.…

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Ex-slave J. T. Brown – “Tom Brown” from Bullock County, Alabama was 102 in this photograph

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer FORMER SLAVE J. T. Brown 102 years old BULLOCK COUNTY, ALABAMA Interviewed by…

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Did you know that Skyline Farms actually started before the Federal Government assisted?

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer, William P. Burke Desperate farmers actually started Skyline Farms written by William P.…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

First Monday’s in Scottsboro, Alabama – a tradition that was started by these three men

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer, William P. Burke.  "First Monday in Scottsboro, Alabama is held each month beginning…

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Shelby County once had the reputation as being the “moonshingest” county in the state of Alabama.

Interesting transcription of a story about Birmingham Moonshining From the Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, S.C.– April 9, 1935 by Robert H. Brown, Central Press Writer Birmingham,…