Monthly Archives: August 2013

The granddaddy of Alabama family reunions

There are a few things that can be said about Kennamer Cove that probably cannot be said truthfully about any other community in the state. There have been only two murders in the Cove, which occurred ninety years ago. I am sure there has never been a divorce case in court in the whole 130 […]

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A national treasure almost lost forever

Maxine Broadwater was just 5 years old when she helped her brothers destroy the glass negatives so they could turn their late uncle’s photography studio into a chicken house. Luckily for us they didn’t finish the job. Leo J. Beachy (1874-1927) is thought to have taken ten thousand photographs a year on five inch by […]

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We have canned 113 cans of corn and several beans

Fletcher, N.C. Dec. 12, 1932 Mrs. Rosalee Gibson, Vonore, Tenn. Dear Mother, I had a letter from Seth this morning. I was glad to hear from you all. This leaves us all very well, hoping it will find you all the same. I have just neglected to write as I should have. And I think […]

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World War II book to be published by Anderson County [SC] Museum

The Anderson County Museum will publish a book this fall that contains the World War II experiences of twenty county residents. “A Necessary War: Anderson County Residents Remember World War II” will include the stories of veterans as well as civilians who supported the war effort in 1941-45. The author of the book is journalist […]

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