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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Raymond, Eunice, Wayne, and Charles Russell English, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0280. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

The community's fortunes wane with its tobacco crop

Charles English elaborates on the community's agricultural fortunes. Tobacco has declined, to be replaced by hogs, but the area raises more poultry than pigs. Charles is describing a small community nearly entirely reliant on farming for survival. As tobacco became less reliable a crop, the community started to die.

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Oral History Interview with Raymond, Eunice, Wayne, and Charles Russell English, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0280. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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