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In this file photo, the front of a medical clinic run by Dr. Thomas Hicks in the 1950's and 1960. Dr. Hicks housed pregnant mothers in the attached apartments to the right of the clinic. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
This 2002 file photo shows an aerial view of the towns of Copperhill, Tennessee and McCaysville, Georgia and how they abut each other at the state line. Dr. Thomas Hicks set up his clinic in McCaysville after losing his lisence in Tennessee. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
This file photo is memorial stone that is placed in the small park that is now next to the building that once housed the Hicks Clinic where babies were sold and illegally adopted in the 1950's and 1960's. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
From the porch behind my uncle’s house, I watched my dad shoot a silver handgun at a makeshift target. The series of bullets scattered wood debris as they struck the base of an old oak at the forest’s edge.