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The history of the quaint panhandle town of Cottondale, Florida, comes to life in Where the Crossroads Meet, a collection of memories, photos, stories, and letters from Cottondale resident Dorothy B. Seals.

Established in the late nineteenth century, Cottondale started out as a quiet community where major train lines and two main roads crossed. But it soon developed into a bustling town with numerous businesses, banks, pharmacies, churches, and hotels. It also became an important farming community, particularly for cotton. At its heart, though, was its citizens’ desire to succeed. Even when fire struck and destroyed most of the town in 1928, this close-knit community worked together to start over.

Using interviews, letters, county records, photographs, and other official documents, Seals reconstructs the town’s past. She delves into the history of early settlers, important milestones, and Cottondale’s role during key events in American history. In addition, Seals shares her own memories of growing up in Cottondale, being a Sunday school teacher, wife, mother, and even a city commissioner.

Whimsical and entertaining, Where the Crossroads Meet is a wonderful look into the past of this Florida community as well as American life during the first half of the twentieth century.
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ISBN: 9781462726431
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