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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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June 13, 1958 (60 Years Ago) Mary Frances Baumgarten, the three-year-old daughter of Mrs. Mary Ann Baumgarten, was complimented with a party on June 6, celebrating her birthday. A homecoming meeting was held at the Moseley Hall Baptist church Sunday, June 1 with a large attendance. Guest speaker for the occasion was Rev. Claude T. Hall, of Southside church in Perry. A bountiful dinner was enjoyed during the noon hour. Miss Marilyn Cole and fiancé, Harry Drake, whose wedding will be an event of June, were honored with a dinner party…

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June 6, 1958 (60 Years Ago) St. Mary’s Episcopal Church celebrated its 75th anniversary with appropriate ceremonies last week. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Moore are the proud parents of a fine little boy, who came to make his home with them Sunday afternoon. He has been named Thomas C. Jr. Both mother and baby are doing nicely in the Madison County Memorial Hospital. The mother is remembered by her many friends as Mrs. Carolyn Williams. Rev. James T. Barber began his fifth year as pastor of the First Baptist Church, here…

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