In 1962, William Bailey Williford did the citizens of Atlanta and folks like me a huge favor when he researched and wrote his book Peachtree Street published by UGA Press. I’ve accessed the book dozens of times at my local library and the few chapters that appear online with Google Books, but … [Read more...]
Georgia On My Mind
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The little of town of Knoxville, Georgia is so small you wouldn’t have heard of it even if you drove right through it. It’s the county seat of Crawford County, but it only has about 800 people living there. Even John Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola left town as a young boy and moved to … [Read more...]
Most of us are familiar with the fact that in the weeks following the surrender at Appomattox and the assassination of President Lincoln on April 15, 1865, Federal troops were hot on the trail of the Confederate leaders. In particular there was a $100,000 bounty on the head of Jefferson Davis, … [Read more...]
I sort through several vintage and historic images a day to come up with pictures I post on one of my three Facebook pages. I don’t have a lot of time, so I shuffle through them and put the images aside that make me pause in some way. For some reason this one caused me to linger a moment longer. … [Read more...]