Farming and Agricultural Activities

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Farming and Agricultural Activities

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Images related to farming, timbering and other agricultural activites in the West Alabama area.

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Cotton Rally, 1914
Cotton farmers rally together to raise the price of cotton to 10 cents a pound.

Cotton Crisis of 1914: In 1914, Tuscaloosa and the rest of the south suffered severe economic shock. With the outbreak of World War I, the foreign market for cotton –…

Cotton Rally, 1914
A parade, an attempt to boost the price of cotton to 10 cents a pound, travels west on Broad Street (now University Boulevard), approaching Market Street (now Greensboro Avenue) in Tuscaloosa.

Cotton Crisis of 1914: In 1914, Tuscaloosa and the…

Cotton Rally, 1914
Cotton farmers rally together to raise the price of cotton to 10 cents a pound.

Cotton Crisis of 1914: In 1914, Tuscaloosa and the rest of the south suffered severe economic shock. With the outbreak of World War I, the foreign market for cotton –…

Cotton Rally, 1914
Farmers and suppliers around Tuscaloosa protested the low price of cotton. They wanted to raise the price to 10 cents per pound. Those identified on this truck are Judge W.W. Brandon, Sam Clabaugh, R.B. Cochrane, Will Raiford and Clayton…

Cotton Rally, 1914
Burchfield Brothers Wholesale Grocers and other local businessmen and farmers participated in a parade to increase the price of cotton to 10 cents a pound.

Cotton Crisis of 1914: In 1914, Tuscaloosa and the rest of the south suffered severe…

Stockyard Auction, 1939
The Tuscaloosa County Livestock Market held its first auction on August 9, 1939 in Northport with almost 600 heads of livestock to be auctioned.

Sycamore Log
Five of the men who helped bring this king-size sycamore log out of the woods of Tuscaloosa County are (left to right) J.D. King, logger and lumberman; John Smelley, sawmill operator; Trimm (W. T.) Hamner, veteran logger; John Stillwell, trucker; and…

Sycamore Log Measurements
The sycamore log felled in Tuscaloosa County measures 72 inches in diameter across the butt of the log and 58 inches on the other end. The tree was 65 feet tall, taking four hours and 20 minutes to fell. Then it took the whole day to skid the log 350…

Man with Mules
Floyd W. Mullenix of Echola with mules used for farming.

John Frederick Mullenix, Watkins Man with audio
John Frederick Mullenix is pictured in 1938 with his 5-year-old son, Searcy Mullenix, beside his 1927 Model T that he used to deliver Watkins products and other goods to rural families in northern Tuscaloosa County.

A longtime resident of Echola,…
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