Hawkins Feed Mill, in a photo dated July 16, 1952. (T-G file photo)
One of the earlier Picturing the Past blogs I did showed Clift Feed Mill on Deery Street in 1963.
Here are the same buildings, but from July 1952 when the complex was known as Hawkins Feed Mill and T.D. Hawkins Gin & Feed Co. Is this the same Hawkins family that owns ag-related businesses in Wartrace today?
Look around rural Bedford County and you'll see lots of small farming operations. But the area's economy is far less agriculture-based than in years past.
NOTE: Beginning Thursday I'm starting a blog series about the riot which led to the burning of Bedford County Courthouse 75 years ago. The key days will be posted 75 years later to the day, and I didn't realize when I planned this that those days would be on a weekend. Each day will be on the site from now on, so you catch up later. These will combine what you read in the T-G's 1969 Sesquicentennial edition (taken from the Bedford County Times report) and some very in-depth wire service reports which whoever wrote the '69 accounts wouldn't have had access to.
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