I’m always on the hunt for bits of history that fit in with my history column published in the Douglas County Sentinel each week, so when I came across a story regarding “nekkid” soldiers along the Chattahoochee River my “history radar” went into high alert. I assumed the story would involve some … [Read more...]
Georgia On My Mind
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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...]
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...]