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TUSKEGEE/MACON COUNTY

2017/2018

The Oaks

In This Issue

• A look inside The Oaks (the home of Booker T. Washington) • Tuskegee National Forest...the biggest little forest in the USA • Graveyards as Tourist Attractions


Macon County Courthouse

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acon County was created by the Alabama Legislature on December 18,1832 from territory acquired from the last cession of the Creek Indians, March 24,1832. It was named for Nathaniel Macon, a distinguished soldier and statesman from North Carolina. Macon County received its present dimensions in 1866. It encompasses 614 square miles. The county seat is Tuskegee, which means "warrior" in the Muskhogean dialect of the Creek Indian language. Tuskegee is also the site of Tuskegee University. Other towns and communities include Shorter, Franklin, and Notasulga. The Tuskegee National Forest is located in Macon County.

Miles Robinson District 1

Andrew Thompson, Jr. District 3

Louis Maxwell

Robert “Mike” Berry District 4

Edward “Coach” Huffman District 2

Chairman

Come Grow With US Visit our website: www.maconalabama.com 101 East Rosa Parks Avenue • Tuskegee, Alabama 36083 • 334-727-5120 Macon County Agencies Working Hard To Serve All Citizens: Macon County Sheriff’s Department • East Central Mental Health Services • Macon County Library • Macon County Water Authority • Macon County Health Department • Macon County Elderly Nutrition Program • Macon County Rural Transportation • Emergency Management Agency • Macon County Juvenile Services • Macon County Extension Service • Macon County Community Action • Macon County Emergency Medical Service • Retired Senior Volunteer Program • Senior Aid Services to the Elderly • County-Wide Water System • County-Wide Solid Waste System • Macon County Council For Retardation and Rehabilitation


TUSKEGEE The Epitome of HISTORY...HERITAGE...HOSPITALITY

Downtown Tuskegee, AL

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USKEGEE was incorporated in 1843. The momentum that occurred during the rest of the 1800's established the City's reputation as an educational powerhouse. TUSKEGEE has wisely preserved its history while simultaneously preparing for the years ahead. Today, it still has old world charm, with a city center dominated by the town square. There you will find a serene park, quaint storefronts and genuine southern hospitality. The future will usher in a new era of progress and prosperity that will include healthy nurturing of tourism by business and government leaders and friendly overtures to

Frank “Chris” Lee City Council - District 1

Ala Whitehead City Council - District 2

tourists. We hope you take us seriously when we say “it's time to rediscover Tuskegee.” TUSKEGEE, the home of Tuskegee University, is located 40 miles east of M o n t g o m e r y. T h e p o p u l a t i o n i s about 9,500, including approximately 3,200 students at Tuskegee University. Tuskegee is “the cradle of Black aviation” in America and home of the famous Tuskegee Airmen. Visitors will find Tuskegee a beautiful city with a topography of rolling hills, spruce pines, lakes and meadows.

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Annie Lucas Brown City Council-at-Large

Shirley Curry City Council - District 3

Mayor

For More Information Contact: City of Tuskegee • 334-720-0500 or visit: www.tuskegeealabama.gov


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Contents

Macon County Little Known Facts 1. Tuskegee University’s band is the oldest HBCU marching band.

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NEWCOMERS INFORMATION

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BACKYARD BREAK-CATION

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THE OAKS

2. Tuskegee University was the first HBCU to have a football stadium.

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SHILOH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

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TUSKEGEE NATIONAL FOREST

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GRAVEYARDS AS TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

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GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MUSEUM

Osceola, the legendary Seminole Chief, was born in Macon County.

4. Macon County originally included neighboring cities, Union Springs and Auburn. 5. Tuskegee National Forest is the smallest national forest in America. 6.

Macon County was once covered by a prehistoric ocean.

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The Rosenwald School program was originally started by Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University).

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The Town of Shorter was named after Governor John Gill Shorter.

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

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In 1842, Amos Moore purchased 160 acres of land and the area became known as Moore’s Cross Roads. In 1849, the name was changed to Notasulga.

10. Railroad service first came to Macon County in 1840 when the Montgomery Railroad reached Franklin. 11. Tuskegee suffered a fire in 1858, which destroyed most of the downtown area. 12. Tuskegee was named after a nearby Creek Indian village. 13. The Oaks (home of Booker T. Washington) was the first building in Macon County to have electricity.

Noah Anthony Hopkins

Karin Grant Hopkins

COPY EDITOR Marian Garmon

ART DIRECTOR/GRAPHIC DESIGN Noah Anthony Hopkins

PHOTOGRAPHY

Noah Anthony Hopkins

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National Park Service Shirley Baxter Sheryl Buchanan Adrinece Beard


Tuskegee/Macon County Newcomers Information TUSKEGEE, the home of Tuskegee University, is located 40 miles east of Montgomery, Alabama. The population is approximately 9,500, including approximately 3,200 students at the University. Tuskegee is “the cradle of Black Aviation” in America. Visitors will find Tuskegee a city with many historic homes, a topography of rolling hills, spruce pines, lakes, streams and meadows.

Automobile Registration - Newcomers to the Tuskegee area should register their vehicles at the County Revenue office, 213 N. Main Street, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Bring your title or payment book and registration. 334.720.0527 D r i v e r ’s L i c e n s e - I f m o v i n g t o Alabama from another state, you may o b t a i n a d r i v e r ’s l i c e n s e u p o n establishing residence. The Driver’s License Examiner’s Office is located in the Gomillion Building, 302 S. Main Street. Open Thursdays only. Utility Connections - Electricity, water and sewage are supplied by the Utilities Board of Tuskegee. Newcomers should apply in person at the Tuskegee Municipal Complex, 101 Fonville Street. Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A deposit is required. 334.720.0700 or w w w. yourubt.com Applications for gas service should be made in person at the business office of Alabama Gas Corporation (ALAGASCO), 1441 Gateway, Opelika, Alabama between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. A minimum meter deposit of $100.00 is required. You may contact ALAGASCO at 1.800.811.7703 Telephone service is provided by AT&T. Call Customer Service at 1.800.757.6500 for information

about how to establish service for your home and /or business. Charter Communications - For cable services call 1.888.438.2427

The conference service staff will arrange meetings, banquets and speacial activities for groups of all sizes.

Voter Registration - To register to vote in state or local elections, apply in person at the Macon County Board of Registrars, County Courthouse, 101 E. Northside, Room 105, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A picture ID is required. 334.727.5545

TUSKEGEE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES - Are located on Old Montgomery Road on the Tuskegee University campus. The Oaks, Booker T. Washington’s home and the George Washington Carver Museum are operated by the National Park Service as administrative and exhibit areas for the visiting public. Guided Tours of the Oaks are available. Walking and driving tours of the City are available with the Tuskegee History Center downtown and the Tuskegee historic square. Tuskegee University campus historic district tour is also available through the University. The grave sites of Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver are located on the University campus. Historic markers are located at Butler Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, where Tuskegee University was started; The Macon County Courthouse and the Tuskegee Airmen Museum at Historic Moton Field are also available for tours.

CHURCHES There are about 130 Protestant Churches and one Roman Catholic Church located in the Tuskegee area, representing most major denominations. CIVIC AND SERVICE CLUBS Tuskegee has an abundance of civic and service organizations in the area. Among them are Lions, Rotary, Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Red Cross, Optimist, American Association of University Women, YMCA and the Tuskegee Civic Association. BANKING PNC Bank and Liberty Bank & Trust are two major banking institutions in the area. The Tuskegee Federal Credit Union also serves the community. TRANSPORTATION Tuskegee has one local airport, Moton Field, five miles east of the city with a 5,100-foot lighted runway, fuel availabillity, tie downs and terminal facilities. Charter flights and private plane storage areas are available. Interstate 85, U.S. Highways 80 and 29, and Alabama Highways 15 and 81 are routed through Tuskegee. CONVENTION FACILITIES The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center is a full-service conference center with more than 17,000 square feet of meeting space, stateof-the-art audiovisual equipment and more than 110 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites.

SEASONAL EVENTS

• Mardi Gras Tuskegee Style • George Washington Carver Commemorative Festival • Memorial Day Fly-In • All Macon County Day • Tuskegee University hosts a number of annual events. The calendar of events can be found at www.tuskegee.edu


the city of tuskegee... PeRfect foR A BAckyARD “BReAk-cAtioN” Not so long ago, we never would have thought that driving to places that are close to where we live would amount to much of a vacation. We felt that if it weren’t several states or counties away to the beaches, in the Caribbean Islands, mountains in Montana or wine country in California, it just wasn’t a real break from the everyday grind. But now, the cost of travel makes us think twice about jumping on an airplane to get to a destination. Airline ticket prices are sky high and airline companies are charging for everything from baggage to peanuts. Driving is not much better as gas prices fluctuate unpredictably; so, it’s time to take a different approach. We don’t have to give up the pleasure of a great vacation. We just have to cut back on the number of miles we travel. Here in Tuskegee, we have something for everyone, making a perfect place for a “break-cation” right outside your backyard. We have history, culture, hiking, hunting, bird watching, festivals, museums, parks, lakes, vineyards, historic homes, national forests and many other tourism assets for enjoyment and enlightenment.

A list of Tuskegee/Macon County’s tourism assets includes: • All Macon County Day Celebration (August-Tuskegee)

• Macon County Historic Courthouse (Built in 1907)

• Bartram Trail: (Tuskegee National Forest)

• Moton Field Airport (Home of the Tuskegee Airmen)

• Booker T. Washington’s Home Church

• Rosa Parks’ Birthplace

• Tuskegee Memorial Day Fly-In (May - Moton Field)

• Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

• Burial Site of Booker T. Washington

• Taska Recreation Area (Tuskegee National Forest)

• Burial Site of Dr. George Washington Carver

• Tsinia Wildlife Viewing Area (Tuskegee National Forest)

• Camp Watts (Confederate Soldiers Training Site/Hospital)

• Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (Museum)

• George Washington Carver Arts & Crafts Festival (May)

• Tuskegee Downtown Historic District

• George Washington Carver Museum

• Tuskegee History Center

• Harris Barrett School (Rosenwald School)

• Tuskegee National Forest

• Historic Homes

• Tuskegee University

• Juneteenth Celebration (June-Tuskegee)

• The Oaks (Booker T. Washington’s Family Home)

• Lake Tuskegee

• Whippoorwill Vineyards

• Lionel Richie’s Home (Grammy Award Winner)

• The Ridge (Macon County Archaeology Project)

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The Oaks Booker T. Washington’s Presidential Dwelling And Its Continuing Legacy

By: Sheryl Buchanan

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hen you need a house for a President, “The Oaks” will certainly do. Built in 1899, “The Oaks” became the family home of Booker T. Washington, the founder of what is now Tuskegee Institute. The Queen Anne style home was designed by Robert R.Taylor, the first African-American to graduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the designer of many of Tuskegee University’s early buildings. As it was with most of those buildings, Tuskegee’s students played a significant part in the construction of the Oaks. It was the first building in Macon County to have electricity. The nearly half a million bricks used to build “The Oaks” were made by students at the Institute and put into place by student masons. The tall oak trees surrounding the house, and the oak wood used while b u i l d i n g , g a v e t h e house its name. The outside landscaping was primarily done by Cornell University graduate David Williston

who is considered to be the first AfricanAmerican landscape artist. So how much has changed at “The Oaks” in the past hundred or so years? For one thing, it’s no longer a personal residence. It’s now a part of Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site and visitors can tour the former home of the university’s first

Booker T. Washington’s downstairs Parlor


Downstairs showing long hallway and stairs leading to upstairs office and bedrooms

president. When visitors enter the mansion, they will find the first floor looks very much like it did in Washington’s time. Although the furniture on the first floor is not original, it is from the time period. Photographs taken while the family lived in the home have allowed curators to arrange furniture and present the rooms as they appeared in the 1920’s. An original mural depicting scenes from Europe and painted by Edward Wesley Borman between 1908 and 1909, surrounds the picture molding in the parlor, study, and dining room. Booker T. Washington commissioned it after spending three months in Europe. The walls are painted in a dark maroon color typical of the Victorian time period. On the second floor are the family bedrooms. In total, there are 15 rooms and five bathrooms in the house. The four large bedrooms are not currently furnished but all feature fireplaces and closets and all have access to a bathroom. Washington’s study is also on the second floor and is the only room in the house with original furnishings. Dominating the room are two ornate desks with chairs, a gift from a Japanese family whose son attended Tuskegee Institute. There are other smaller furnishings in the room that belonged to Washington and the walls in the study are lined with pictures. These help tell the story of the man, Tuskegee Institute, and the legacy of this magnificent house. BOOKER T. WASHINGTON QUOTES “Racial battles are to be won by marching forward, not by holding back.” Above middle: Oaks dinning room, bottom: Booker T. Washington’s study with his original desk

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In 1869, and just out of slavery, blacks wanted a building of their own in which to worship. A division between the white and black membership occurred in 1869. This division led to the establishment of the Second Baptist Church of Notasulga. The name was later changed to the Beulah Baptist Church. As Beulah grew, some of the members decided to leave Beulah and relocate to another place. In a bush arbor, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (SMBC) was organized in 1870. Since its organization, there have been 20 pastors. The current pastor, Reverend Christopher Dunlap, became SMBC’s 21st pastor in June 2006. In 1932, following worship services, Ms. Eunice Rivers, a Public Health Services nurse, came to Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and recruited men for a health-related research project. In exchange for their participation, they received free medical care. None were told they would be used as human subjects. They were told they were being treated for “bad blood.” Today, this research project is known as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Many of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study participants were members of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. The Church was also used as a site to recruit other men in the area. After the Civil War, African Americans established not only their own communities and churches but also their own burial places. The earliest marked grave located in the Shiloh Cemetery is dated 1902. It is believed that some unmarked graves may date back to 1875. Burials continue to be held in the cemetery. The Shiloh Rosenwald School grew out of a partnership between African American educator Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald, President of Sears and Roebuck. Washington and Rosenwald were concerned about the state of education for Blacks in the South. In 1917, Rosenwald established the Julius Rosenwald Foundation for the “well being of mankind.” He donated millions of dollars to public schools, colleges and universities. Among those colleges was Tuskegee Institute, of which he became a Trustee. Amazingly, 5,300 rural schools and teachers’ homes were cooperatively built with assistance from the local African American communities. Donations of land and labor by the local community were matched by financial contributions from the Foundation. The Shiloh School was one of the first six schools built by the Rosenwald Foundation. The Rosenwald School at Shiloh will celebrates its 105th anniversary in 2017.


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Tuskegee National Forest--America’s Smallest “Backyard” The Tuskegee National Forest, what was home to one of the most neglected wastelands in east-central Alabama, is now the smallest forest in the United States. Established in 1959, by President Dwight Eisenhower, the forest sits on roughly 11,000 acres comprised of wildlife, trails, hunting and fishing areas and campsites. Take a hike! Running through the center of the forest, the Bartram Trail is an eight-mile scenic view of the wildlife habitat, wild flowers, and flowering trees. It was named after William Bartram, a naturalist and author who explored the present-day national site in the 1770s. Hold your horses! If you are adventuring through the Bold Destiny/Bedford Cash Memorial Trail, then you will see the plaque that displays the story behind Bedford V. Cash and Bold Destiny. Bedford Cash is the name of the District Ranger who was conducting prescribed burns in the Tuskegee National Forest when he died from a fatal heart attack on February 26, 1994. Brian Bourne, a Forest Service volunteer, designed the trail and was honored with the W. Kelly Mosley Award for environmental achievement in 1997. In addition to Cash, the trail was also named after Bourne’s favorite horse, Bold Destiny, who died before the trail was finished. Enjoy a bike ride. Designated as the mountain biking trail, Pleasant Hill is about four miles of the forest. Welcome, wildlife enthusiasts. Although fishing and hunting activities are permitted in the forest, the Tsinia Wildlife Viewing Area is off-limits. Wildlife enthusiasts can explore 125-acres of natural bliss, which is managed by the Forest Service. Nice shot! Firearm enthusiasts and hunters can target practice at the Uchee Shooting Range in the northeastern corner of the forest. Targets are placed at 20, 50, and 100-yard increments.

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GRAVEYARDS As Tourist Attractions

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The Cotton Valley cemetery in the photograph above has been a part of Macon County since before the Civil War. it is located on County Road 45. At one time, the Dow Perry Methodist Episcopal Church South was adjacent to the cemetery. Pictured left is the tombstone of Joseph J. Fort, born August 1797, died July 1892.

nless people are paying their respects to the dead or tending to the maintenance, cemeteries are not the first places to check off a bucket list. These days, however, resting grounds for the dead are becoming more of an attraction. People are drawn to their historical significance, as haunting as it may seem. In places like New Orleans, Savannah, Biloxi, and all over the state of Alabama, history buffs and others resort to graveyards looking to identify their ancestors or family origins. New Orleans is home to the oldest existing cemetery, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, which was established in the 1700s and is still the site of several burials each year. It is the final resting place of many prominent New Orleans families, particularly in the Creole population. Upon initial development, St. Louis

Cemetery No. 1 was divided into sections for Catholics, non-Catholics, and “Negroes,� possibly referring to slaves. Small towns and communities generally have cemeteries throughout the county like the following photos of several graveyards in Macon County, Alabama. When larger towns or cities are developed in various counties, families move from underdeveloped areas to such locations leaving the small cemeteries behind. However, generations later, during family reunions, grandchildren and great-grandchildren visit the burial sites in hopes of stumbling across something familiar. Sometimes, churches have their own burial sites right next to the house of worship where former members and families of members are buried.


GRAVEYARDS As Tourist Attractions Cemeteries in Macon County, Alabama New Orleans Cemeteries

Strange as it may seem, many of the most common tourist attractions in New Orleans is the city’s cemeteries. Author and steamboat captain Mark Twain once referred to them as the Cities of the Dead, and the nickname has stuck over a hundred years later. Booker T. Washington’s grave is above and top left. Bottom left is the headstone for Mr. Washington’s wife Margaret Murray Washington

The hollow area above was for a bell with a string attached that people could ring if they were buried alive Dr. George Washington Carver’s gravesite above and on the right is located on the Campus of Tuskegee University Con’t from page 16

This is the tomb of the notorious “Voodoo Queen” Marie Laveau. Voodooism was brought to the city of New Orleans and flourished in the 19th Century

The historical Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Tuskegee, for example, where black men were first recruited to the infamous 1932 Syphilis Study, has many of the participants buried in its cemetery. The cemetery is often visited by the men’s descendants, historians and others who are researching the study. Cemeteries are not just spooky places anymore; they are thought-provoking, and even comforting, places for those who find in them what they seek. They also can serve as a reminder that everyone dies, but a cemetery gives us the peace and solace we need to keep living.


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The george Washington carver legacy

By: Sheryl Buchanan

George Washington Carver arrived at Tuskegee Institute in 1896 intending to stay about four years. He stayed for the rest of his life. Carver was recruited by Booker T. Washington and was Tuskegee Institute’s most famous faculty member. Though often known as the “peanut man”, Carver was so much more to students and the surrounding community. He was a popular teacher at Tuskegee because of his enthusiasm and love of his subject matter. Carver’s weekly Bible classes became a solid part of campus life. But his main purpose in accepting the position at Tuskegee was to research ways in which to help the struggling farmers (both Black and White) in the communities around Tuskegee. He dedicated his life to finding ways to make their farms more prosperous and improve their lives. He advocated the use of plants such as peanuts, sweet potatoes and soybeans to repair soil damaged by cotton. In doing so, he made a profound effect on southern agriculture. His farmers’ conferences and visits to family farms helped people in the community improve their diets and beautify their homes. Now, over 120 years after he first arrived at

Tuskegee University is a National Historic Site

Tuskegee, Carver’s life and contributions are celebrated in the George Washington Carver Museum, a part of the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site. The building was completed in 1915 and served as the school’s laundry for over 20 years. In 1938, the laundry was converted to a museum to house Dr. Carver’s collections. It was officially dedicated in 1941 by Carver’s good friend, Henry Ford. The museum was opened two years before the Carver’s death in 1943.


In 1974, the George Washington Carver Museum became part of the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, the only National Park Service site that is located on an active college campus. The museum focuses on Carver’s story from his younger years to late in his career. It covers Carver’s many passions, such as art, botany and scientific research, and explains the impact of his work and his discoveries. The museum is self-guided and visitors can learn Carver’s story in exhibits, pictures and Carver’s own words. Some of his artwork is displayed along with an exhibit explaining his creation of paint colors produced from natural Alabama clay. There are displays of lab equipment from Carver’s laboratory. A recreation of the Jesup Wagon (named for the d o n o r, Morris K. Jesup, who provided funds for the program) demonstrates the type of wagon Carver utilized when he visited area families and provided examples of how they Dr George Washington Carver could improve their lives. A 27 minute video tells the story of Carver’s life from his birth as a slave to his death as a famous scientist. The bust of Carver which adorns the front of the museum was created in 1937 with Carver in attendance. This provided an o p p o r t u n i t y t o t h a n k C a r v e r for his many contributions.

Inside the George Washington Carver Museum

Paint colors created from Alabama clay

The Movable School was used to educate Black and White farmers on growing crops all year round by changing from cotton to soybeans, peanuts or sweet potatoes

Products created by Dr. Carver from either peanuts or sweet potatoes

Museum Hours are Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER QUOTES “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.” “When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”


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MORE THAN 300 PRODUCTS WAS MADE FROM PEANUTS BY GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER ONLY A FEW ARE LISTED BELOW Foods Salted Peanuts Peanut Butter, regular (3) Breakfast Food #1 Pancake Flour Peanut Flour (11) Malted Peanuts Bisque Powder Peanut Meal, brown Meat Substitutes Chili Sauce Peanut Cake #1 & #2 Peanut Brittle Dry Coffee Instant Coffee Chop Suey Sauce Mayonnaise Worcestershire Sauce Peanut Food #1 Shredded Peanuts Peanut Sprouts Peanut Tofu Sauce Cooking Oil Cream for Milk Salad Oil Buttermilk Mock Meat Mock Duck Mock Chicken

Mock Veal Cut Milks (32) Curds Vinegar Peanut Relish #1 Peanut Sausage Peanut Relish #2 Flavoring Paste Peanut Chocolate Fudge Oleomargarine Caramel Butterscotch Lard Compound Evaporated Milk Sweet Pickle Golden Nuts Cheese Pimento Cheese Nut Sage Cheese Tutti Frutti Cheese Sandwich White Pepper, from Vines Cocoa Peanut Dainties Peanut Kisses Bar Candy Peanut Wafers

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Flour (4) Starch (4) Sugar Molasses (3) Mock Cocoanut Tapioca Vinegar Egg Yolk Synthetic Ginger Candy, 14 varieties Chocolate Dried Potatoes #1 and #2 Dry Paste Potato Nibs

Bisque Powder Breakfast Food #5 Meal (4) After Dinner Mints #1, #2 and #3 Yeast Coffee, dry Instant Coffee Granulated Potatoes Lemon Drops Orange Drops Sauce Spiced Vinegar Stock Foods

General Stains Dyes (73) Paints Medicine Library Paste (5) Alcohol Rubber Compound Writing Ink Shoe Blacking Fillers for Wood (14) Synthetic Cotton Synthetic Silk Paper (from vines)

Stock Feed Meal (3) Hog Feed

Medicines Rubbing Oil Iron Tonic Tannic Acid Emulsion for Bronchitis Castor Substitute Stock Foods Goiter Treatment Peanut Stock Foods #1, 2 Oils, Emulsified w/mer And #3

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CSX SELECT SITE above is only one of three such sites in the State of Alabama with acess to rail, Interstate Hwy, State Hwy and an airport. Location...Location...Location MACON COUNTY ASSETS AND OTHER AVAILABLE SITES Airport Access • Railroad Access • Interstate Access • Tuskegee University • Tuskegee Airmen’s Museum • Tuskegee National Forest George Washington Carver Museum • Historic Landmarks...and much more

BECK’S TURF FARM #2 750 acres, ready for large development

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Graveyard Focus - Macon County Tourism Guide  

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