Culture & Traditions


This section has several articles on the different customs and traditions that made up Newton County life.


Mama’s New Stove


Thank You Ma’am

Cane Grinding

Making Lye Soap

Old Jim Gordon’s Gold

The Secrets of Summer

Shape Note Singing - Christian Harmony

Country Churches Were the Center of It All

What Is A First Cousin, Twice Removed?

Home Life in the 1870’s & 1880’s

The Open Range & Stock Laws

Fencing In & Fencing Out

Bonnie & Her Wash Pot

The Good Old Days

Mama’s Oil-cloth

Tanning Hides

Hunting Quail

The Outhouse

Bowl Making

The Wagon

Church Going in the 1870’s and 1880’s - Part 1 & 2

Early Life in the Jackson Prairie


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