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Two Gainesville natives preserve black history
Women collect Hall County's stories for future generations
Linda Hutchens, left, and Ella Jean Smith recently have completed a book about the black history of Hall County.
As childhood friends, Ella Smith and Linda Hutchens spent most of their summer evenings listening to stories. The two girls hurried to finish their chores to spend the nights hearing their grandparents tell old family histories on the porch. “It must have just been germane to the South’s period,” Hutchens said.