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Oral History


In this recording, Paul Anthony Sledge is interviewed by Ruby Staten, Lex McKinnell, and Kathy Cooke about his connections to Blakeley Bluff and the Mobile Delta. Mr. Sledge describes growing up in Bay Minette, Alabama, and the depth of his family’s roots in the area, extending back to the old town of Blakeley. He discusses the history of the area and his family’s experiences in that history. Mr. Sledge explains that some of the land currently held by Historic Blakeley State Park had been owned by his grandparents, and he describes some of their current family traditions, for example on the 4th of July.

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