By Jamie Gianopulos
Courtesy of the
HAMILTON — Hamilton-born James Minor was no stranger to hard work.
As the son of a sharecropper, he grew up in Alabama very poor but learned from his father the value of hard work. The family worked extremely hard year-round, which was necessary for survival. Minor was always very mechanically inclined. He could work on any motor, troubleshoot any issues and quickly fix them, keeping necessary equipment always running.
Never missing an opportunity to work and help his family, Minor joined the Civilian Conservation Corps around 17 years old.
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