Breaking ground for Saint Alphonsus.

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Wilson Daily Times, 1 August 1941.

The background is remarkable in this photo of the ground-breaking for Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church. In the early 1940s, the northeastern end of Reid Street was at the edge of town. Thus, the buildings seen in the background here are tobacco barns.

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  1. Oh! St. Alphonsus Church & School I and my siblings attended from Kindergarten to 8th grade then on C.H. Darden H.S. I am so grateful for that excellent elementary school education with those extraordinary (black) nuns – Oblate Sisters of Providence.

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      1. I AM SAFIYA BANDELE’S SISTER, JOYCE ELLIS, AND I TOO RECALL THE OBLATE SISTERS WHO TAUGHT US HOW TO STEAL A BASE AND DIAGRAM SENTENCES WITH THE SAME LEVEL OF EXCELLENCE AND ENERGY!
        KUDOS TO YOU LISA FOR YOUR WONDEFUL COMMITMENT AND CREATIVITY.

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