Walker County, located in the extreme northwest corner of Georgia, was created on December 18, 1833 using land that had been part of the Cherokee Nation. By the end of its first year of existence Walker County had chalked up its first legal hanging. In 1834, Walker County was much larger than it … [Read more...]
Georgia On My Mind
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My penchant for reading old newspapers and out of print books results in my occasionally accessing old tales that date back to the days Native Americans still roamed and rambled through Georgia. I have started collecting them, and at some point I would like to publish the stories in a volume with a … [Read more...]
How many friends have you hidden on social media since the last political election or worse yet, how many folks are you no longer talking to on social media or face to face due to political views? It would be a rare person these days who hasn't entered the political fray in one way or another, … [Read more...]
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...]