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Photo Feature By Edwerta Carpenter

Surrounded By Two Indian Nations

What Jacksonville home was lived in by two art faculty members, two education professors, two probate judges, two politically related families, existed in two sovereign countries, and was surrounded by two Indian nations? On June 6, we ran a photo feature and article about the mysterious Sinclair House, which has many ties to JSU through the faculty who have lived in the home over the years. This is "the house that was moved three times, escaped a wrecking crew twice, got blown away by a tornado, hit by a hurricane, and rebuilt out of almost nothing (see story here)." It is said to be one of Jacksonville's oldest homes, built during a time of uneasy coexistence with Creek and Cherokee Indians when roads were nothing more than bridle-paths through weeds. We will be updating the home's history in the near future. With the picture above, we now have another image to share, which was provided by JSU alumna Edwerta Carpenter, who snapped this view in the 1970s (picture converted from slide) when the home was on Gayle Street (in a location now behind McDonald's). If you have photos of historic Jacksonville to share, please e-mail them to us.



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