New Online Exhibit

Laborers in Madison County History

The new online exhibit explores the non-indigenous settlement of Madison County beginning with homesteaders who survived by subsistence farming. Developers also came to the area, attracted by coal and clay resources. Subsequent generations and new immigrants worked as coal miners and in the brick industry. Towns formed with taverns and markets; manufacturing and service sectors flourished. Madison County become home for a rich variety of laborers.

 

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