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Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Sylacauga, Talladega County, Alabama

[Masonic Female Institute, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama, facade and left side]

Thorn Hill, Talladega vic., Talladega County, Alabama

Lawler House, Talladega vic., Talladega County, Alabama

Thorn Hill, Talladega vic., Talladega County, Alabama

Thorn Hill, Talladega vic., Talladega County, Alabama

Isbell House, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama

Masonic Female Institute, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama

Thorn Hill, Talladega vic., Talladega County, Alabama

Masonic Female Institute, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama

Lawler House, Talladega vic., Talladega County, Alabama

Thorn Hill, Talladega vic., Talladega County, Alabama

Masonic Female Institute, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama

Masonic Female Institute, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama

Isbell House, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama

Thorn Hill, Talladega vic., Talladega County, Alabama

Thorn Hill, Talladega vic., Talladega County, Alabama

Masonic Female Institute, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama

Thorn Hill, Talladega vic., Talladega County, Alabama

Thorn Hill, Talladega vic., Talladega County, Alabama

Masonic Female Institute, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama

Thorn Hill, Talladega vic., Talladega County, Alabama

Masonic Female Institute, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama

Masonic Female Institute, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama

A bunkhouse for workers in the nearby powder plant. Childersburg, Alabama

Newspaper issued in Childersburg containing the statement of the Chamber of Commerce. Alabama

A newly-constructed shooting gallery in Childersburg, Alabama

View down the main street of Childersburg, Alabama

Workers from the nearby powder plant waiting for dinner on the porch of their boarding house. Childersburg, Alabama

Workers from the nearby powder plant eating in one of the many new cafes in Childersburg, Alabama

The second issue of the "Childersburg Press." Childersburg, Alabama

Newly-painted parking signs ordered in expectation of increased traffic problem in Childersburg, Alabama

Powder plant workers with the chief of police in Childersburg, Alabama

On the main street of Childersburg, Alabama

Kymulga trailer park built to accomodate workers as a result of the expected increase of employment at the nearby powder plant. Near Childersburg, Alabama

Kymulga trailer park built to accomodate workers as a result of the expected increase of employment at the nearby powder plant. Near Childersburg, Alabama

New store and bunkhouses recently "moved in" near the entrance to the new powder plant. Near Childersburg, Alabama

View of Childersburg, Alabama, showing construction of new buildings

A huge bunkhouse in construction to accomodate expected workers for the new powder plant. Childersburg, Alabama

Newly-constructed cafe and bunkhouses. Childersburg, Alabama

Cots for rent above a laundry in Childersburg, Alabama

I can make my crop money for next year in a month, said John Fields, tenant living on a small farm seven miles out of town. Farm labor in this section, until 1940, received from sixty cents to one dollar a day, working from sunup to sundown. He works as a carpenter or common laborer. Childersburg, Alabama

Workmen from the nearby powder plant in a cafe in Childersburg, Alabama

The Childersburg Trading Post. A new real estate development along the main highway at Childersburg, Alabama

Construction going on the main street of Childersburg, Alabama

Waiting for dinner at a boarding house in Childersburg, Alabama

Store being built on the main street of Childersburg, Alabama

On the main street of Childersburg, Alabama

Workers from the powder plant having dinner at their boarding house. Childersburg, Alabama

Tent camp to accomodate workers from the nearby new powder plant. Childersburg, Alabama

Two workers employed at the new Childersburg railroad developments live in this truck. Childersburg, Alabama

In the Childersburg Chamber of Commerce which also serves as the town hall. Childersburg, Alabama

Trailer shooting gallery on the main street of Childersburg, Alabama

Many houses in Childersburg have had additional wings built on in order to take in boarders. Childersburg, Alabama

Workers from the nearby powder plant eating in one of the many new cafes in Childersburg, Alabama

Dutch Gross, ex world war veteran, trapeze artist, airplane stunt man, friend of "Spike" Conner, the famous blood donner, and the only man to fall out of an airplane at 2000 feet and live (he fell on high tension wire) Better known as "the Flying Dutchman," he has made a profession of operating businesses in one defense "boom" area after another. Now runs a small lunch room and grocery store at Kymulga, near Childersburg, Alabama

Bunkhouses under constrtuction in preparation for the expected increase in employment at the nearby powder plant. Childersburg, Alabama

H.M. Neely left his farm at Crossville, Tennessee, for the big defense job at Tullahoma, before coming to Childersburg. He is saving up boom time money to make advance payments on a farm he is buying in Cumberland, a Farm Security Administration rural homestead community. Childersburg, Alabama

Mrs. David Gurly Tull, her son, and husband came from Arkansas looking for work at the new powder plant near Childersburg. Mr. Tull couldn't get a job at the powder plant but found temporary employment building bunkhouses. Childersburg, Alabama

Waiting for dinner at a boarding house in Childersburg, Alabama

I can make my crop money for next year in a month, said John Fields, tenant living on a small farm seven miles out of town. Farm labor in this section, until 1940, received from sixty cents to one dollar a day, working from sunup to sundown. He works as a carpenter or common laborer. Childersburg, Alabama

A juke box in a trailer park in Childersburg, Alabama

Main street of Childersburg, Alabama

Workers from the nearby powder plant waiting for dinner on the porch of their boarding house. Childersburg, Alabama

Garland Smith, who came to Childersburg to work as a carpenter. He used to be a farmer in Ardmore, Tennessee. Childersburg, Alabama

Mrs. Fisher has to set up a boardinghouse everywhere she goes to make ends meet, for she has a family of seven to feed. The small house they rent here has six rooms and they have six roomers. Others stay in a cabin built in the backyard. All use the single bath. Childersburg, Alabama

A newly-constructed shooting gallery in Childersburg, Alabama

H.B. Fisher is a contractor's checker. Alabama farm folks, the Fishers have been traveling about since the construction boom began. Childersburg, Alabama

Childersburg, Alabama. Industrial worker attracted to this area by the defense boom

H.M. Neely left his farm at Crossville, Tennessee, for the big defense job at Tullahoma, before coming to Childersburg. He is saving up boom time money to make advance payments on a farm he is buying in Cumberland, a Farm Security Administration rural homestead community. Childersburg, Alabama

Laying the foundation for a new building. Childersburg, Alabama

A dairy barn at Kymulga (about six miles from Childersburg, Alabama) converted into a three-story bunk house to accomodate workers as a result of the expected increase in employment at the nearby powder plant. Several other farm buildings have been converted in a simular fashion

Mr. H.D. Wilson, mayor of Childersburg, Alabama pointing, out the location of one of the expected federal housing development

A new lunch room just opened at Kymulga, near one of the entrances to the powder plant. Near Childersburg, Alabama

A juke box near a trailer camp in Childersburg, Alabama

Garland Smith, who came to Childersburg to work as a carpenter. He used to be a farmer in Ardmore, Tennessee. Childersburg, Alabama

Bunkhouses under constrtuction in preparation for the expected increase in employment at the nearby powder plant. Childersburg, Alabama

Four months after R.E. Centers was telling about how he was going to clear one hundred and seventy-five dollars a week from his rooming house, he had a sign posted in front of the "R.E. Claf" hotel reading "Private Room and Board." Childersburg, Alabama. Centers is superintendent of carpenters

Landscape near one of the entrances to the powder plant near Childersburg. The dust in the back ground in caused by a great stream of traffic coming out of the powder plant. Alabama

Stake marking off new lot in Childersburg, Alabama

New store and bunkhouses recently "moved in" near the entrance to the new powder plant. Near Childersburg, Alabama

A huge bunkhouse in construction to accomodate expected workers for the new powder plant. Childersburg, Alabama

A new store being readied for opening on the main street of Childersburg, Alabama

The editor of the Childersburg Press. Childersburg, Alabama

General view of part of Childersburg, Alabama

The Harry Stanfords, living in a makeshift tent in the same spot where their new trailer is parked now. Childersburg, Alabama

Tent camp to accomodate workers from the nearby new powder plant. Childersburg, Alabama

Childersburg, Alabama. Construction of dormitories

Intersection of the two main streets of Childersburg, Alabama

General view of part of Childersburg, Alabama

Mrs. David Gurly Tull, her son, and husband came from Arkansas looking for work at the new powder plant near Childersburg. Mr. Tull couldn't get a job at the powder plant but found temporary employment building bunkhouses. Childersburg, Alabama

Dormitories being built near Childersburg to accomodate the expected increase in employment at the nearby powder plant. Childersburg, Alabama

A new real estate development at Childersburg, Alabama, not far from the new powder plant

Construction on the main street of Childersburg, Alabama

Intersection of the two main streets of Childersburg, Alabama

Workers from the nearby powder plant having dinner at their boarding house in Childersburg, Alabama

A new lunch room just opened at Kymulga, near one of the entrances to the powder plant. Near Childersburg, Alabama

Workers from the nearby powder plant waiting for dinner at a boarding house in Childersburg, Alabama

Childersburg, Alabama. Industrial worker attracted to this area by the defense boom

The first movie house Childersburg ever had now under construction. Childersburg, Alabama

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