Building up of the town/community of Eatonville (streetlight)

Building up of the town/community of Eatonville (streetlight)

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  • The beginning of Eatonville
  • "It is a whole heap litter than Ah thought."
  •  "..'tain't nothing but a raw place in de woods."
  •  Buying the land
  • "Naw! He didn't buy it sho nuff?
  • Ooh look at Mrs. starks 
  • "He sho did. Come off wid de papers in his pocket."
  • "...A man dat ups and buys 200 acres uh land at one whack and pays cash for it"
  • The start to the new town
  • "yeah, uh store right heah in town wid everything in it you needs."
  •  "...Ah figgers we all needs uh store in uh big hurry."
  • "Uh store?"
  • Janie runs off with Joe Starks to the new town of Eatonville. 
  • The Eatonville Community
  • "Everybody come right forward and make merry. i god, it's mah treat."
  • Joe buys more land from cap'n Eaton, which for a colored person is surprising.
  • Welcoming of the store
  • "... Ah move dat we make brother Starks our major until we kin see further"
  • Joe decides to start building the town and talks to the town's people about what he will build.
  • The lighting
  • "Folkses, de sun is goin' down. De sun-maker brings it up in de mornin..All we can do, if we want any light after de settin' or befo' de risin', is tuh make some light ourselves.."
  • Just about time for the committee meeting called to meet, the first wagon load of lumber drove up and Jody went to show them where to put it. Everyone was late, and they kept up there where the new lumber was being unloaded.
  • Everyone gathered at the store even before the roof was on. They discussed what the town needed, and decided Joe as mayor.
  • *applause* 
  • "unh hunh, it is uh little dark right long heah"
  • "...Dis town needs some light right now."
  • At the lamp lighting everyone waited for the sun to go down and Joe, the new mayor, threw a big BBQ for the celebration.  And by 5 o'clock the town was full of people.
  • "..De first street lamp in uh colored town."
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