In a recent copy of The Record [sister paper to The Aegis], the county executive describes the area that he would like to erect a new
There were three Negro families living in that area. They were:
• Jimmie Lee Joyner and family. He was a medical technician.
• Casey Jones and family. He was an automobile mechanic.
My brother and I were fond of the berry field at Gas Bottom. We went there often to pick black berries. He would pick a pail of big juicy black berries, and I would get an underwear full of chiggers. "Turtlin Jim," Mr. James Lee, Sr. would catch huge turtles in that area.
I never knew why that area was named Gas Bottom, but at one time there I did notice two spouts of a tarry liquid emerging from the ground there. Strange eh? Yes, Gas Bottom is real! And it will make a fine school location.
Marcus Stansbury Sr.