Georgia history, scenic attractions and Southern lifestyles

Spring 2010

Spring 2010




SPRING 2010 • VOLUME 9, NUMBER 1 • TABLE OF CONTENTS
 5 Rebirth and Cultural Revival for Eatonton's Historic Grammar School
Volunteers helped save a prominent Eatonton school building that now hosts cultural events and houses a museum dedicated to the history of education in  this picturesque township.
BY HANK SEGARS  • PUTNAM COUNTY
11 Andrew Jackson's Dilemma
On the cusp of victory in their struggle to remain in Georgia, the Cherokee become unwilling participants in a political tug-of-war between the Federal government and the state of Georgia and South Carolina.
BY CHARMAINE DAY • NORTH GEORGIA
16 The Last Rebel
Savannah's intractable Charles Augustus Lafayette Lamar was the offspring of gentry, an unrelenting advocate of slavery, an ardent secessionist, and the last prominent Confederate officer to die in battle..
BY JUNE HALL MCCASH • CHATHAM, GLYNN AND MUSCOGEE COUNTIES
23 Night of Blood and Thunder:   The Taking of the USS Water Witch
With the flicker of lightning providing the only illumination, determined Confederate sailors board and commandeer the United States Navy's only side-wheel steamer man-of-war.
BY BORDEN BLACK • MUSCOGEE AND CHATHAM COUNTIES
26 Georgia's Official Historical Plates
Neither fire nor the Great Depression could stop the ladies of the Transylvania Club from developing a magnificent set of fine china to save their hometown library.
BY WILLIAM RAWLINGS • WASHINGTON COUNTY
39 Vanishing Georgia:  The Old Dirt Road
Whether it be through billowing clouds of dust or seas of red clay muck, a drive or stroll down a good ol' dirt road will bring back memories of long ago.
BY MARY ANN ANDERSON • STATEWIDE
46 The Rich & Enduring Legacy of Dahlonega's William P. Price
Native son William Price was a leader who lefta  lasting mark on his mountain hometown and the school known today as North Georgia College & State University.
BY ANNE DISMUKES AMERSON • LUMPKIN COUNTY
50 Saturdays at the Movies
Back in the days of Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, and Errol Flynn, going to the movies in the big city was a big treat for a small-town boy.
BY TRAVIS H. MCDANIEL • COBB AND FULTON COUNTIES
56 Genuine Georgia Backroads - Low Country Bounty
From onions and pears to tomatoes and shrimp, the South Georgia countryside provides a bountiful harvest (and some great history, too!).
BY LYNNE TAYLOR SOUTH GEORGIA