Tag: 1930’s

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Why hasn’t the State of Alabama recognized this wonderful lady for her major accomplishments?

I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing an extraordinary lady who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, attended Ramsey High School, and went on to…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -An inspiring true-life story about the author of History of Eufaula, published in 1930 – Part II

(Continued from Part I) An inspiring unedited true story from the author of History of Eufaula, published in 1930  SCROLL DOWN TO CONTINUE . .…

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An amazing story and film about the small town of Slapout the hometown of a finalist’s from 2014 American Idol, Jessica Meuse

Holtville High School, Alabama A school in the National & International spotlight (Continued below) Holtville is 27 miles northwest of Montgomery, Alabama and is…

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Rammed earth houses [photographs] in Gardendale, Jefferson County, Alabama – stood the test of time

Rammed earth houses in Gardendale are still standing even though they were built nearly 80 years ago! Rammed Earth house 1937 photographed by Arthur…

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The faces in these 1937 photographs of Coal Miners in and around Birmingham, Alabama reflect the difficulty of their job

These coal miners from Birmingham and Walker County, Alabama had no idea that when they went to work one cold morning in February of…

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Old Tooth Pullers – when you’re desperate – this is what you had to do

The “Old Tooth Pullers” by Hylott L. Armstrong, Jr. Sometime in the 1920’s my Grandfather, William Henry (“Bill Henry”) Crawford, moved from Edgewater (a…

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Gee’s Bend was a part of Federal Government’s Resettlement Program in 1935 and a part of Roosevelts New Deal plan

GEE'S BEND, (BOYKIN), WILCOX COUNTY, ALABAMA Gee's Bend was originally named for Joseph Gee, an early large land owner from Halifax County, North Carolina…

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Gee’s Bend, Wilcox County, originally part of the abandoned Pettway Plantation, was isolated in 1937

Gee's Bend in Wilcox County, Alabama was originally a Plantation.  "The plantation was started by Joseph Gee and passed to his nephews Sterling and Charles…

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Gee’s Bend in Wilcox County, Alabama at the start of the Federal Government Resettlement Program in 1939

In 1937, the United States Government Resettlement Program purchased the old Pettway plantation and two adjacent farms in Wilcox County, Alabama and divided the land, then…

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Photographs of Gee’s Bend – two years after the assistance of the Federal Resettlement program in 1939 – new homes

The Resettlement Administration (RA) was a New Deal U.S. federal agency that, between April 1935 and December 1936, relocated struggling urban and rural families to communities planned by the…