Papers of the Fairhope Industrial Association, 1888-1926.


Papers of the Fairhope Industrial Association, 1888-1926.

Records of the Fairhope Industrial Association include correspondence files of E.B. Gaston, real estate file and items pertaining to the People's Railroad and the Organic School.

2000 (ca.) items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7666937

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Gaston, Ernest B. (person)

Fairhope Single Tax Corporation (corporateBody)

Based on ideas formulated by Henry George in his "Progress and Poverty," Ernest B. Gaston and twelve other reformers from Des Moines, Iowa, incorporated the Fairhope Industrial Association in southern Alabama in 1894. In 1904, after favorable legislation had been adopted by the Alabama legislature, they were reincorporated as the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation. A chance remark that the venture had a "fair hope" of success resulted in the town's name. A single tax system...

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