The past is the present for future generations who do not know their history

Hovater

Dawson Hovater recalls…

Nancy Mills Hovater and her thread and cloth making.

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Luther Hovater…

remembered by Neward DAWSON Hovater. This is part 7.


Good man, my Granddaddy…

Rufus Hovater, reports Dawson Hovater. Neward DAWSON Hovater interview, Part 6.


The government will help you…

farmers were told during the 1930s during the reign of FDR. Dawson Hovater continues with his family history recollection. This is the 5th part of the iterview.

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He’s already a monkey…

he self-deprecatingly says when told the producers were going to talk and film him to gather family history. Some of his facts contradict what others deem true. But, how precious this visual documentation is for all relations and for the Shoals area at large. I love his aristocratic dialect.

Nedward Dawson Hovater 1897-2000, is the focus of this, the first of eight parts of the interview on video. Each will be accessible here over time. Enjoy.


Some people from home…

count a Hovater among their relatives.

Hovaters