Stories of Pine Forest: Incinerators, Klan Crosses, Family Love and Mulberry Trees

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The Ku Klux Klan burnt a cross in front of her family’s little woodframe house.

The Clydo Road incinerator burnt as much as 120 tons of trash every day. Donna recalls the black smoke pouring through the trees.

Another Lebanese family, the Johns, lived in the three-story rambling house at 5724.

One response to “Stories of Pine Forest: Incinerators, Klan Crosses, Family Love and Mulberry Trees

  1. I love the way you tell the stories of Jacksonville, the ones so many of us don’t know. I did not know who Douglas Anderson was, though I know the school well. I did not know there was ever an incinerator on the Southside. The stories here are sometimes terrifying, but it seems that from that horrible experience people spring back more resilient. And you portray them with such compassion, while at the same time, you grill the town mercilessly for its sometimes shameful past. Bravo!

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