Yellow fever has hit Brunswick. Those five words were reported in The Atlanta Constitution on August 13, 1893 and struck fear into the hearts of every person that read them. Even though Carlos Finlay, a Cuban physician, identified yellow fever was carried by mosquitos as early as 1881, his … [Read more...]
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Fear was the first emotion citizens in Atlanta experienced when they heard the plight of the people of Brunswick, Georgia. First the reports of yellow fever cases followed by a hurricane that hit the area on August 27, 1893. The people were starving and needed assistance. One Atlanta man who … [Read more...]
I’ve been researching Douglas County, Georgia history on a full-time basis since December 2010 when my first column went online with Douglasville Patch. By March 2012 my weekly column began appearing in the Sunday edition of the Douglas County Sentinel where it continues today. With less than ten … [Read more...]
Little did I know when I drove into the cemetery at Sweetwater Baptist Church a few weeks ago that I would encounter the tallest grave marker I’ve seen to date in my walks across the burial grounds of old Campbell and Douglas County. I discovered a family story mired in wealth, greed, over … [Read more...]