Dixie Fears

I just had to post a picture of this tombstone found in the Magnolia Cemetery. Metaphorically, Dixie’s fears can be seen as being born sometime in the middle of the Civil War (both Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation happened in 1863 and the tide seemed to be turning against the South) and continue until the middle of the Great Depression (perhaps the election of FDR to a second term in 1936 clamed some of our fears as his National Recovery Administration programs were beginning to make us feel more secure). I guess at that point Dixie died and the New South was born.

In reality, however, this tombstone marks the grave of a member of one of Columbia County’s oldest families–Nattie Hicks Killgore’s History of Columbia County, Arkansas tells me that William Fears served on the county’s first petit jury in 1853 and that Dixie Fears herself was a member of The Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Protestant Church in 1895.

For more Magnolia Cemetery pictures take a look at my “Magnolia & Surrounds” set on my Flickr account here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/77315663@N00/

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One Comment on “Dixie Fears”

  1. September 28, 2006 at 10:16 pm #

    Really great…

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