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A Clean Sweep: 1939

A Clean Sweep: 1939

July 1939. "Churchyard on annual cleaning up day, Wheeley's Church, Person County, N.C." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange. Note the homemade twig brooms propped against the pine. From an earlier post, a group shot of the ladies. Is the church, in Gordonton, still there?

 

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Sweeping the Yard

My mother tells how "sweeping the yard" was one of her chores as a child growing up in the East Texas Piney Woods. She was not allowed to come to supper till the yard was swept.

Reminds Me of Grandma

My paternal grandmother used to sweep her, um, dirt I guess, just like that.

Tidy

They sure got that dirt nice and clean !!

Wheeler's Church

According to http://abstusa.com/nc/gordonton , Wheeler's Church is still a landmark in Gordonton. It's one county north of where I sit, and I'm almost sure I've driven past it in the last year or so.

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