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HEAVY SEA MERGANSERS

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The Red-Breasted Merganser is the only one of the three species mergansers of North America to commonly be found on salt water. Like the others, it lives mainly on small fish, which it captures in swift underwater pursuit, aided by its long, pointed bill lined with sharp tooth like projections.

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RED MILL

Albertville, Alabama 

9 1/2 x 12 3/4 image area
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Red Mill, which received its name for the obvious reason, sits on the swift running Short Creek beside Martling Road and just northeast of Albertville, Alabama.  The small community of Hustleville is nearby.  No doubt the lack of water to power the mill in dry weather played a large part in the ultimate decision by its owners to close it down

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OLD WARREN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Vicksburg, Mississippi 

10 1/4 x 14 1/2 image area
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Vicksburg, Mississippi's most historic building, the Old Warren County Courthouse was constructed by slaves in 1858 and has hosted such great Americans as Jefferson Davis, Theodore Roosevelt, John Breckinridge, Booker T. Washington, William McKinley and U.S. Grant.  Here the United States flag was raised and the Confederate flag lowered, signifying the fall of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863.


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COFFEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Elba , Alabama 

8 1/4 x 11 3/4 image area
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The Coffee County Courthouse building in Elba, Alabama was built in 1903 and is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  The fifth courthouse building of the county, the present building is the fourth courthouse to be located on this site.  The site itself was donated by John B. Simmo in 1851 when Elba was selected as the county seat.  The first building erected in this location was a two-story frame structure which was burned by Ward's Raiders on September 3, 1863.

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FIRST MONDAY

Scottsboro, Alabama

10 1/2 x 12 1/2 image area
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For over 130 years 'First Monday' trade day in Scottsboro has drawn thousands of people to this northeast Alabama town each month.  In the past the square would be filled with the sounds of squealing pigs, barking dogs, and deal-making vendors.  It was said by some "to be so crowded that you had to park the wagon and walk on in".  Even though times have changed, the tradition still remains.

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MASON AMERICAN GOLDENEYE

10 x 14 image area
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The Mason Decoy Factory was established in a shed behind the home of William J. Mason in 1896 and produced wooden decoys until 1924 when the decoy operation was closed down.  His decoys proved to be so successful that he moved the business from his home on Tuscola street in Detroit, Michigan to Brooklyn Avenue in 1903.  Patterns were used when cutting the bodies on lathes and the heads were rough-turned and sanded later.  As the decoys were finished, painted and dried they were balanced by floating them in a wash tub and adding lead weights.  The decoy operation was closed after a change in direction of the business to paint manufacturing.


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DAVID C. HULSE PINTAIL

10  x 14 image area
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David C. Hulse was an avid waterfowl hunter, conservationist, and a perfectionist in every task he undertook.  This was very apparent in the decoys he carved, painted and hunted over along the Tennessee River, near Decatur, Alabama, from the early 1940's to the mid 1980's.  The birds were hand carved from balsa wood recovered from old life jackets and painted in meticulous detail in several different species.  David was an accomplished artist who did the illustrations for Imhoffs "Birds of Alabama" and co-authored "Alabama Archeology" originally pblished in 1964.  He personally or in collaboration with others, identified and named at least fourteen projectile types of artifacts that are common nomenclature used by archeologists today. 

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MASON SHELDRAKE

10 x 14 image area
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The Mason Decoy Factory was established in a shed behind the home of William J. Mason in 1896 and produced wooden decoys until 1924 when the decoy operation was closed down. His decoys proved to be so successful that he moved the business from his home on Tuscola street in Detroit, Michigan to Brooklyn Avenue in 1903. Patterns were used when cutting the bodies on lathes and the heads were rough-turned and sanded later. As the decoys were finished, painted and dried they were balanced by floating them in a wash tub and adding lead weights. The decoy operation was closed after a change in direction of the business to paint manufacturing.

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VICTOR BRAND MALLARD

10 x 14  image area
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Victor Brand wooden decoys were produced by the Animal Trap Company of Pascagoula, Inc. of Pascagoula, Mississippi during the mid-twentieth century.  These lathe-turned decoys were, during that period, probably one of the most widely used blocks along the southern Mississippi flyway.  Although rough cut and not extremely detailed, these working decoys seemed to do a very good job of attracting live birds.  They were usually made of light and buoyant tupelo gum which was quite plentiful in the area.  Though thousands were made and sold many were probably burned in fireplaces and wood stoves for heat during the depressed times of the period thus only few remain.
 

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