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Farm Work

Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. Bill Hutto is a Madison County native and grew up in Greenville, Fla. In his memoir titled “Country Living,” he describes in detail times gone by, his old family farm place and the fond, and sometimes sad, memories of his boyhood. The following is an excerpt from the first volume of “Country Living,” titled “Farm Work.” Bill Hutto, born in 1938, is the eldest son of Alcus and Belle Hutto. His siblings include Marjorie, Norman, Darrow and Sammy Hutto—all familiar names in Madison County. Hutto…

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The Farm

Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. Bill Hutto is a Madison County native and grew up in Greenville, Fla. In his memoir titled “Country Living,” he describes in detail times gone by, his old family farm place and the fond, and sometimes sad, memories of his boyhood. The following is an excerpt from the first volume of “Country Living,” titled “The Farm.” Bill Hutto, born c. 1938, is the eldest son of Alcus and Belle Hutto. His siblings include Marjorie, Norman, Darrow and Sammy Hutto—all familiar names in Madison County. Hutto…

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Madison family feud ends with blood

Story Submitted Madison County will likely never be remembered as any place to compare with the legends of the Old West as created by fiction writers plying their craft. However, there are sufficient true stories of this area to excite even the most stoic spirit. Following the years of The Civil War and the carpet-bagging aftermath, violence did not suddenly end. During the late 1800’s men wore pistols as a common part of their daily attire. Many carried a pair of revolvers in a gun belt, known in some quarters…

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Square Dancing took center stage in Madison’s past

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. Social activities are a part of all cultures and dancing has been a favorite in most of them. At the turn of the 20th century in Madison County, square dancing was the predominate social activity that was often the talk of the town. According to E.B. Browning, Sr.’s book, “The North Florida Scene,” the square dance was wildly popular and almost exclusively accepted as the way to dance and socialize in those distant days. The dance also caused “much denunciation from the non-dancing church members,”…

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