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Rural Southern Grocery Stores And Juke-Joints   4 comments

  Image Source: Library of Congress

I recently observed this Library of Congress photo of a gas station, grocery store and “juke-joint” in Melrose, Louisiana. This image reminded me of rural northern Alabama where I lived with my grandparents for several of my childhood years, minus the “juke-joint.” This photo also reminded me of Jackson Grocery in Double Bayou, Texas. No juke-joint here, but a few hundred feet down the road you will find the Double Bayou Dance Hall. The grocery store still exist, however, the dance hall was badly damaged by hurricane Ike and remains closed.


Jackson Grogercy in Double Bayou, Texas (Note the guy on the left) — Image by kenne

Double Bayou Dance Hall, Double Bayou, Texas — Image by kenne

Dancing at The Double Bayou Dance Hall — Image by kenne

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