Some of Newport’s leading men gather in front of one of their businesses in the 1920’s.  From left to right are George L. Robinson, John Stayton, Joe Stayton, J.E. “Cap” Wilmans, Julian Logan, Sam Phillips, and Joe Walker.  Landowners all, they continued to sell their cotton throughout the Great Depression of the 1930’s, so they were much less affected by that calamity than their poorer, landless neighbors. (Courtesy of C. Phillip McDonald.)