In 1939 when Photojournalist, Marion Post Wolcott, traveled to Georgia, she took many photographs. Some of her pictures included these three photographs of mill houses in Greene County, Georgia. One photo was of a ‘tornado’ fence around the cotton mill. I wonder if it was meant to divert tornadoes.
In this group of photographs, she included this one of a fence surrounding a cotton mill outside Atlanta and entitled it:
“Tornado” fence at cotton mill. Atlanta, Georgia 1939
The fence is rather high. If anyone has an explanation for this being called a “tornado” fence, please comment below. I would really like to know the answer.
Here are some other interesting photographs Marion Post Wolcott took around the Atlanta area in 1939 with her descriptions and notes
Gullied land and pine trees near Atlanta, Georgia
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