A little-known part of Macon County history is that from around 1940 through the 1960s, the people of Macon County grew tired of the daily grind and threw down their aprons, sat down in factories, kicked up their heels and gave up on work. Of course, the only logical thing to do was bring in children, the younger the better, to fill open positions so the adults could frolic. Below are just a few of the mature munchkins that joined the workforce to keep the economy going.
Jimmy and Danny found work preparing fireworks and toys. It certainly wasn’t “all work and no play” for these two.
Here we see a fleet of junior police officers preparing for patrol. One unlucky lad seems to have lost his hat in the line of duty.
Sally and Shiela started their own laundry business to help out. They still needed to be supervised when using the iron, though.
These boys took jobs as mechanics. Hopefully they learned how to put that car back together first!
Learn more about (real) Macon County history and see hundreds of beautiful, historic photos in the Herald & Review's new book, Macon County Memories Volume II.