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Picturing the Past 39: Hawkins Feed MillPosted Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at 10:25 AM
Hawkins Feed Mill, in a photo dated July 16, 1952. (T-G file photo)
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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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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