As we were cleaning out some files we found a planning report from the early 1930s about the decay of some areas of our County. It was a long document with some great maps... but upon closer inspection... much of the report was focused on how certain races were the cause of urban decay. The harsh racial slang that captioned the photos was very disturbing.... but the historic photos, however, were a great find.
The document was not prepared by the County, but by a "planning consultant"
We decided to maintain the document in its entirety in our library..... as they say.. don't forget our history or it may repeat itself.