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This Rare Footage In The 1940s Shows Alabama Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

The 1940s was a very important time in America. The majority of World War II took place during the first half of the decade, while the remainder of the 40s dealt with consequences of the war, some of which included economic costs. Following the Great Depression, World War II was responsible for Alabama’s population increase, industrial expansion, and work opportunities for African Americans and women.

During World War II, factory workers crowded the town of Sylacauga, Alabama. In response, Sylacauga built facilities and organized different types of activities to make the people feel welcomed.

Here’s a look at what home front life was like during World War II in Sylacauga and other small factory towns:

What did you think of this video? Did it remind you of how far we’ve come since the 1940s? Share your thoughts with us!

Jennifer
Jennifer is the Alabama staff writer for Only In Your State.