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Bellefonte, Jackson County, Alabama – Sheriff Notices for land sales and sale of slave in 1839

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PATRON + Great Depression experiment – Skyline Farms – [vintage photographs] Part 3 – The men had to build their own homes

Skyline Farms, a resettlement community in 1935, to provide help to farmers in the Great Depression was built by the resettled farmers in Jackson…

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Beautiful Paint Rock Valley, Alabama “Little sister to Virginia’s Shenandoah” [pictures and story]

PAINT ROCK VALLEY, ALABAMA PIONEERS (posted to public stories Ancestry.com by genealogygeek) Flanked by steep mountains and threaded by a meandering river, Paint Rock Valley…

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PATRON + Time to celebrate! [1937 photographs of people from Jackson County, Alabama] This is what they did for fun at Skyline Farms – Part 6 –

Skyline Farms was a 'New Deal' Resettlement project in Jackson County, Alabama that was initiated in 1935 to help displaced farmers. Before the projects…

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PATRON + The people of Skyline Farms were seeking a better life in Jackson County [film & old photographs] some people considered it socialism

Skyline Farms was one of 43 similar projects to assist and relocate farmers devastated by the Great Depression in a new home with a…

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PATRON + Schools have changed in many ways since these days when life was so much simpler – Notice how the teachers are dressed [old photographs] Skyline Farms – Part 5

These photographs of students and teachers at Skyline Farms in the Resettlement Community at Jackson County, Alabama during the Great Depression, reveal how far we've…

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PATRON + Could you sit on these hard benches with no backs for long hours in school? [1936 Photographs & film] – Skyline Farms – Part 4 –

This is the 4th part of seven in the Skyline Farms photographs series. Skyline Farms was a farm resettlement community in Jackson County, Alabama…

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PATRON + The people lived in these small buildings while they waited on a house to be built at Skyline Farms [vintage photographs] Part 2

Tiny houses are nothing new!  Imagine living in these houses with a large family even if they were only temporary. This is part of…