The basics are this – the state of Georgia purchased several hundred guns in 1859, paid half the purchase price, and then issued bonds to cover the balance which would mature in 20 years. The matter of the bonds came before the Georgia state legislature regarding payment in 1869, 1893, 1904, and … [Read more...]
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This stone structure in Greene County has always intrigued me, but I’ve never really broken free from other things to research it until this week. I was prompted to “get busy” when I learned that in 1873 a man was hung there not once but twice! This stone structure is referred to as the … [Read more...]
On January 18, 1934 renowned Atlanta historian Franklin Garrett was on a patch of property in south Fulton County referred to as the Hornsby place on Butner Road. The property – once owned by Dr. W.J. Hornsby – was situated two miles east of old Campbellton, the once thriving county seat of Campbell … [Read more...]
On April 29, 1899, The Atlanta Constitution announced, “William B. Lowe has made arrangements and secured plans for the erection of an apartment building on Peachtree between North and Linden Avenues which is to be ten stories high and ...more elegant than any apartment building in New York City or … [Read more...]