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These images are from Corduroy Farm, a large farm located about 8 miles west from the town of Louisa. during the World War II period. Rural electrification did not come to outlying areas until a few years after the war, so farming practices relied…

During the Jim Crow era every area of life was segregated. In many ways, two parallel universes existed in the South and in Central Virginia; one white and one black. Since agriculture was vitally imporant to white and black farmers in Louisa…

Russell Wright with his grandfather A'lelard Watkins
in a tobacco field near Bells Crossroads, Louisa County.

Certificate of membership of C.L. Goodwin in the Virginia State Agricultural Society