This is a story of the early years of Coffee County and Enterprise, AL. The bulk of the story takes place in the early 1900s, but is told in flashback with the first scene initiating in the year 1964. From there the story flashes back to 1906 and unfolds chronologically, using the “gapping” method, culminating in the year 1919.

It is a story of the interpersonal and real life struggles that were faced as this region of the south experienced an agricultural shift from the primary crop of cotton to more diverse crops, and specifically to the peanut crop in the Wiregrass region.

The two primary sets are the Train Depot of Enterprise, AL and the Rawls Hotel Restaurant located directly across from the train depot. These are structures that still exist and are listed on the National Register of Historic places. All characters represented by actors and their respective stories are fictitious, with the exception of John Pittman who was the actual Coffee County Agricultural Extension Agent in the early 1900s, and Ben Byrd who was the President of the Enterprise Banking Company.

All historical facts referenced in the story were researched and are, as much as is possible, accurate, with artistic license taken in the depiction of historical figures.

WRITTEN BY      Lydia Dillingham

The Depot

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