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Mount Airy: 1938

Mount Airy: 1938

1938. "Mount Airy -- St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana." At Mount Airy, they're well fixed in the cistern department. I think they give the place a festive air. 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

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Family House

This is my families home. My grandmother grew up here,my entire life I have looked for some pictures of this house, and I want to thank you guys for putting them up here. It is sad because my grandmother just passed away but she would have loved to seen this house one last time. It has since been demolished by Marathon Oil. As well as it was Cisterns.

AGain thank you and any other pictures or sources you guys might have my family and I would love. THANKS!

The house is raised

would that be when the surrounding area is under water?

It looked better from the front

The house and outbuildings were demolished about 1954 to make way for a Kaiser Aluminum plant.

Scarlet, honey

Y'all just have to come see our 'lectric lights. AND, they don't have to clean the lamp chimneys but once a month! What will those yankees think of next?

Re: Epic that never was.

Shh, not so loud, someone in Hollywood might hear you and give it the green light!

Epic that Never Was

Sadly, this abandoned set is all that remains of the aborted remake of "Gone With the Wind," originally slated to star Maria Montez and Jon Hall, the high point of which was to be the escape from the burning of Atlanta via flying carpet.


They look more like brethren to me.

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