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PATRON + Scottsboro, Alabama once had the 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?

Did you know that Skyline Farms actually started before the Federal Government assisted? To see more alabamapioneers.com stories and photographs of the people on…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST Cauthen House in Auburn – grandchildren found coins where 1st house burned

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) Story continued below THE CAUTHEN HOME Lee County, Alabama by WPA writer Preston Klein…

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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,…

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Marengo, an ante-bellum house that still stands in Lowndes County was once an educational center

During the 1930s Great Depression era, many writers were employed to interview people around the United States, so their experiences and life history could…