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Macclenny in Baker County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Clyde Sands and Mamie Thrift

— Heritage Park Village —

 
 
Clyde Sands and Mamie Thrift Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, September 21, 2022
1. Clyde Sands and Mamie Thrift Marker
Inscription.  Once upon a time you could turn off Georgia Road 185 onto the peaceful rural land that led to the Clyde Sands compound, an exhilarating experience, that is, if you like country. On either side of the by-way, as far as the eye could see, was a complex of rich and fertile farmland. An abundance of fruit trees, peach, pear, orange, lemon, kumquat and fig grew as if in the Garden of Eden. Fat hens, and little fluffy guineas ran loose adding to the ever present charm of a by-gone era. The couple truly represented rural life in Baker County.

After the 1969 death of Clyde Sands first wife, Thyra McDuffie, he married the couple's widowed wash lady, Mamie Thrift... a request of Thyra. Clyde was born on the 496 acre farm that his Grandpa had bought for $600 growing cotton to pay for it. Clyde paid his ‘Pa’ $16,000 for the land in 1937. He and Thyra reared two sons on the land. He and Mamie, actually friends from childhood toiled the land and cultivated the crops until Clyde's health failed.

Today (2005) the land is cared for by Clyde's two sons, Clyde-Dell and Ferman (Kay) and the old homestead lives on.
 
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Location. 30° 16.73′ N, 82° 8.056′ W. Marker is in Macclenny, Florida, in Baker County. Marker can be reached from South Lowder Street south of West Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker located within Heritage Park Village. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 S Lowder St, Macclenny FL 32063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Olustree Memories (here, next to this marker); Elisha Greene and Samuel Spearing (a few steps from this marker); Ernest Harvey Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Postmaster Walter Turner (a few steps from this marker); Ida Estelle Corbett Mathews (a few steps from this marker); Alverdo A. Geitgey (a few steps from this marker); Otis and Mattie (Crews) Canady (a few steps from this marker); Ida Raulerson Gainey (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macclenny.
 
Also see . . .  Heritage Park Village. (Submitted on September 29, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Clyde Sands and Mamie Thrift Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, September 21, 2022
2. Clyde Sands and Mamie Thrift Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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