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The oldest known industry in Madison County is the making of pottery.

J. P. Grinstead, who learned the potter's trade in Virginia moved to Waco around 1840 and continued the trade. It is believed that Green Clay Smith, later a general in the Civil…

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Many people know of Hot Springs and White Sulphur Springs. People still go to Red Boiling Springs and Clear Creek Mountain Springs. But how about Madison County's own Mallory Springs?

Located in the Red Lick section of Madison, not far from Big…

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Before the invention of the electric refrigerator the people of Richmond and Madison County were able to have ice for summer use only through a rather difficult process.

In the coldest part of winter when the ice would form in a thick layer on…

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Around the turn of the century there were only three buyers of tobacco — American Tobacco Company, Imperial Tobacco Company (British) and Regie Tobacco Company (French). These drove the price of tobacco below cost. The tobacco growers banded…

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The Madison National Bank was organized January 24, 1870 under the National Bank Act of 1864. It issued its own currency during the latter part of the 19th Century and anyone having any of its notes has a collectors' item. The first directors were…

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Hollywood in Richmond? Movie Stars on Main Street? Yes, indeed. It really happened, back in 1937.

From the Richmond Daily Register: "All the fanfare, the brilliance and the realness of a veritable Hollywood Premiere will be reproduced in all its…

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