Winston County AL Oct 9, 1960 Article

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Winston County AL Oct 9, 1960 Article - 'Solid South' Never Did Include Winston Co.,...
'Solid South' Never Did Include Winston Co., Ala. in own, knock wise Soviet on ami- Sunday. October 9, 1960 J-B By TOM DYGARO H A L E Y V I L L E , Ala. f A P ) When you lalk about the Solid : crcd at a tavern South, suh, you are overlooking the free stale of Winston. Winston County in norlh Alabama, Alabama, that is. Despite uphill progress by the Democrats in recent years, Winston Winston remains a Republican stronghold stronghold in the heart of Democratic Dixie. Since the Civil War, Winston has been almost as solidly Republican as the rest of Alabama has been solidly Democratic. And lor the same reason--the voted to secede from the Union, Winston County residents gith- m a mass meeting meeting and voted to secede from lh« Stale of Alabama. 'flic reasoning behind their action action was plain and simple--and difficult for the Southern states to dispute on logical grounds. In short, their resolution said t h a t if it's legal for a slate \r secede Irom the Union, then it follows follows t h a t it is legal for a feelings l e f t by tho Civil War. to secede from a stale "by lh« same process of reasoning." Deep inside (he Confederacy, Winston was safe Irom marauding Union troops. But from surrounding counties, . " . * I f 1 1_ ' J U l H V I l l O U I t . v U { | U I J I £ l U U Winston s lone defection to lnc|i o j l a i , 0 , he Southern cause, Con- Democrats in a presidential clec-j, oderatc agc|Us swoopccl down on lion was in 1937. ] Winston. Men were grabbed tip by Nowadays most people \ \ i l l admit admit that Winston is a legal part ., , ever to,'TM,^" Z engenders a of Alabama, a rural county of rough hill country and red dirt, mostly timberland dotted wilh a Assembly's receptions. in. much recruiting officers and taken lo adjoining counties where they were forced into (he Confederate army nr shot. Night riders harassed harassed Winston's Union sympathiz- «s. iers. But it wasn't always so. : Haired boiled up and the men Winston County, unlike the r i c h j o f Winston County began cotton land to the south and the;hon-.e to join Union forces. By f e r t i l e Tennessee Valley lo the j end of Ihc war, Winston north, was ill-filled for ihe lush j had five infantry companies in plantations of the Old South p r i o r ] U n i o n armies. "Ihe hatred stuck w i t h the crisis lo he k i n g about Ihc near to the Civil War. As a result, Ihc people were small farmers w i t h lillle iibe for Negro slaves and even less use for H bloody battle over the rights of slave-owners. In 1860 there were only 12J slaves .and 14 slave-holders in Winston County. When Ihc Slalc of Alabama ple of Winston after the war, until it crystallized into a tradition of Republican voting that has lasted almost a century. Today all county's elected officers officers arc Republicans except on Ihc Board of Revenue, where two Democrats and one Republican sit.

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  1. Kingsport Times-News,
  2. 09 Oct 1960, Sun,
  3. Page 13

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