Yesterday I went for a visit because it was my mom's birthday and her and my dad still live there. If not for them I'd probably never visit again because it just depresses me to see how shabby the town has become.
After having lunch and birthday cake with my parents I stopped at the newly opened Tobacco Museum that pays homage to the long history of tobacco farming that used to be the mainstay of the local economy. I took photos to show you all. My maternal grandparents were both born on share cropper farms and always told stories about working in tobacco when they were growing up. It wasn't an easy life.
|This 18 foot canoe was made around the year 1800 from a cypress tree.|
|A beautiful old quilt from the 1800s.|
|Burlap tobacco sacks.|
|Wood burning furnace used in tobacco barns for the curing process.|
|Cigarette packs from all over the world circa WW2.|
|A typical midday meal served to the field hands.|
|Wash tub with homemade lye soap.|
|Antique sewing machine.|