An excerpt from "Oakland Notes" by the correspondent "Oakland" writing the news and gossip of that community in SW Lauderdale County to the Florence Herald of July 6, 1899, and pitting local African-American, weather prognosticator and "long distance guesser" Henry Barnett against the "slow prophet in Florence."
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"Oakland", “Henry Barnett the Oakland (in Lauderdale County) Weather Prophet,” Shoals Black History, accessed January 23, 2021, https://shoalsblackhistory.omeka.net/items/show/1130.