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The cotton-pickin’ truth

Not local, but amazing: maps comparing Obama’s Southern support to major cotton-producing areas in the 1860s.
By David Brauer

From Strange Maps, an amazing graphic that compares Obama’s Southern support (he won the blue counties) to major cotton-producing areas in the 1860s:

I haven’t confirmed the source material, but if accurate, it sure says something about the persistence of community there. (Some may have a less kind description.)

Here’s the overlay:

[A tip of the sharecroppers hat to E.W.]