Dr. Esther Clayton Lovejoy was in Douglasville, Georgia on the night of Sunday, May 26, 1918. What? Her name doesn’t ring a bell with you? Dr. Lovejoy was quite the star on the speaking circuit during the last six months of World War I. My local paper, the Douglas County Sentinel stated, … [Read more...]
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In the years leading up to World War I there lived in a little Alabama town three young men who were known all around town as best friends. They did everything together, so it was no surprise when they grew to manhood they entered the railway division of the postal service. George T. Booth was … [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...]
If you are a regular reader you already know that I am interested in how historical events connect and weave together to form our common human fabric. I am continually amazed at how events can have far reaching consequences, some across time, and some simply across town. What at first glance … [Read more...]