LAFOLLETTE, TENNESSEE
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Caroline's Fifties Faces of LaFollette
Caroline's "Night on the Lake", ca. 1940
    In 1950, armed with her new Kodak Pony 135 camera and an ample supply of Kodachrome 25 color slide film, my mother, Caroline Francis, brought our family photographs into the color era.  I am amazed at how vivid the color has remained over the ensuing 50+ years.  She also took many photographs of LaFollette relatives, friends, her children's schoolmates, school programs, etc.  I have scanned most of the slides and chosen many of them to display.  I hope that the photographs will provide a snapshot of what it was like to grow up in a small town in Tennessee in the 1950s.  I lived in a town where my parents were raised and where I had two widowed grandmothers, a widowed great grandmother, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Although LaFollette has not been my home for more than 40 years, it will always be my home town.  I have arranged the photographs into various themes which may be accessed by the links below.  If anyone would like a higher quality image of any of the photographs, I would be happy to share them as e-mail attachments.  Write me with the details.
Birthday parties
The Linden Park football team
The houseboat and Shanghai Dock
West LaFollette Elementary School (4 pages)
Miscellaneous photographs (2 pages)
More under development - check back later
The Ladies' Luncheon
Group of LaFollette friends, ca. 1916
Class of 1961 Senior Play
LaFollette, Tennessee Memorabilia
West End PTA Cook book, ca. 1952
Bridge party, ca. 1950
LaFollette COC pamphlet from early 1950s
First Report of Progress For Post War LaFollette, Tennessee, 1946-47