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Everywhere a Sign: 1939

Everywhere a Sign: 1939

October 1939. "Copper miners on strike waiting for scabs to come out of the mines. Ducktown, Tennessee." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration.

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Ducktown Today

I've been through Ducktown a bunch of times and decided to find this corner yesterday. It took a trip to the mine museum for some help. Click to enlarge:

There is a vacant lot where the Ducktown Hotel used to stand but the house to the right is still there.

This shot was taken looking ESE at the corner of Vine Street and Main Street. Hwy 68 apparently was realigned later and is about 4 blocks South of here. I also got IDs for the gentlemen sitting on the bench (from left): Bert Hensley, Everette "Flat" Goode (age 16) and Tom Mealer. The lady at the museum said that "Flat" or "Flathead" still walks the streets of Ducktown in his overalls.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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