In July, 1917 during World War I, mentions can be found in the papers regarding Great Britain's need for mules and how Atlanta was leading the way in supplying them. Due to the business acumen of men such as Captain John Miller and I.N. Ragsdale, Miller Union Stockyards (located along today's … [Read more...]
Every Now and Then
A blog about Douglas County history, including stories of old Campbell County. Follow Lisa's Every Now and Then page on Facebook.
This post is an excerpt from my soon to be published book, "Every Now and Then: The Amazing Stories of Douglas County, Georgia"! Growing up my sister and I looked for certain landmarks as we traveled the Atlanta expressways with our parents. If we were heading north up Interstate 85 I would … [Read more...]
Those who were at the depot Sunday afternoon [September 28th] saw the sight of a lifetime. A solid train of twelve chairs of the Southern Pacific railroad was loaded with Chinese, numbering 365, from San Francisco to Cuba, where they will be employed in the sugar industry. This shipment is said to … [Read more...]
As you might already be aware historical research interests me. No surprise there, right? I realize it might not be your thing, but it’s mine. I conduct the research in order to find the quirky things that draw people in, the hidden information that never makes it to the textbook or your … [Read more...]