Tag: 1930’s

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PATRON – Two murders and personal matters were reported in news on June 30, 1930

The news in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on June 30, 1930 – included the following stories. SEARLES MAN DIES OF KNIFE WOUND IN HEART Dave Hudson,…

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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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PATRON + 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…

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PATRON + 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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PATRON – Gee’s Bend was a part of Federal Government’s Resettlement Program in 1935 and a part of Roosevelt’s 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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PATRON + This man from Springville, Alabama became head of one of the largest programs in the United States and most people don’t know his name.

Did you or your parents participate in this program? Share your experiences in the comments below. June 26, 1935 was an important day for…