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Pickin' Cotton

Gideon's past could not be written without mentioning

"pickin' cotton."  Just as logging was the mainstay of the

economy in the early 1900's, cotton was the mainstay in the mid

1900's-our generation.  It's a bitter-sweet memory and for the

ones never picked cotton or ones wanting to re-visit their

past-this is for you.  We hope this is an ongoing project

and others will contribute to our memories.

Send your memories to class@gideonsenors1959.com

 

The Cotton Race  

by Doyle Breedlove

 

 

 

More than you want to know about history of mechanical pickers

 

 

Cotton Pickin'

Stories

 

 

King Cotton

by Phyllis Russell

 

 

 

Historical Photos

of Early Cotton Pickers

 

 
   

 

Cotton The King

Cotton Pickin

Doyne Baker

Norma Orton