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July 11, 1958 (60 Years Ago) The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that the 1958 crop of flue-cured tobacco would be supported at rates averaging 54.6 cents a pound. This is 3.8 cents higher than last year’s average support price. Van H. Priest was assured another three-year term on the Madison City Commission Tuesday when qualification time closed with no other candidacy filed. David Pritchard VIII, son of the Rev. and Mrs. David Pritchard, was baptized at 11 a.m. Sunday at St. May’s Episcopal Church. The Rev. Mr. Pritchard performed…

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The 1940s and the impact of war on Madison County

Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. Throughout the 1930s, Germany and its alliances were preparing for what would become one of the darkest times in world history. The end of World War I resulted in 1920’s Treaty of Versailles, a peace treaty which prohibited Germany from having an air force. Despite these conditions, German pilots were trained secretly in direct violation. The Luftwaffe, the aerial warfare branch of German military forces, tested aerial warfare tactics throughout the thirties. At this time, Germany aided Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War, providing…

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Madison County in the thirties

Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. The decade of the 1930s brought about momentous changes for the United States. The Wall Street Crash of 1929, referred to as “Black Tuesday,” marked the end of prosperity produced by the booming twenties, and welcomed an era of serious circumstances. The greatest stock market crash in American history catapulted the country into The Great Depression. Many across the nation were unemployed and desolate. In addition, President Herbert Hoover exacerbated America’s instability with failed tax increases. However, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s election in 1932 brought about…

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June 20, 1958 (60 Years Ago) Billie Burnette has returned from Brevard, NC., where he took the Red Cross Water Safety and Life Saving course at Camp Carolina. Young Burnette successfully passed the examination to become a Certified Red Cross Instructor in Water Safety and has resumed his duties here as Life Guard at the Madison Recreational Center. Van H. Priest has been appointed to the Domestic Distribution Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce by President W.M.A. McDonnell. Mr. Priest is chairman of the Florida Retail Federation. The group to…

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