A New Deal for Carbon Hill, Alabama
A Photographic Document by William C. Pryor
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O.H. Whitney, M.D.


O.H. Whitney, M.D.

O.H. Whitney, M.D.: "The New Deal is all right. We appreciate what the government has done for us here — nothing at all against it. The local men went after it, and they got it. They put in improvements that will be here for years and years. What they did here had absolutely been substantial work. They've done wonderful things here on drainage. They've filled up all the old abandoned workings that had collapsed and filled with water, and that's gotten the mosquitoes away from here. And putting in curbs and gutters gave us good drainage. I came to this town when it was in the woods. There's been a real decrease in sickness because of this drainage improvement — has cut malaria two-thirds. All the stagnant water in the old mines has been cleared up. They've eliminated all that."

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