Georgia history, scenic attractions and Southern lifestyles

Summer 2013




SUMMER 2013 • VOLUME 12, NUMBER 2 | TABLE OF CONTENTS

5 Along the Backroads - Poo Bomb
Disagreeably-scented "shrapnel" is just one of the hazards confronting Appalachian Trail backpackers.

BY DAN ROPER • GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
7 Vanishing Georgia: Coastal Living - Barbee's Pavilion, the Isle of Hope's Lost Treasure
Some places are so memorable - so iconic - that they come to symbolize both a setting and an era.
BY MARCIA MAYO • CHATHAM COUNTY AND THE COAST
14 Helen Dortch Longstreet - Lady of Lost Causes
General James Longstreet's reputation suffered in the complicated political climate after the Civil War, but his wife ably stepped forward to take up his cause.
BY DONNA SHRUM • HABERSHAM, HALL AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES
19 She Didn't Try to Get a Doctor!
In a desperate effort to clear her name, a Rome woman linked to the poisoning deaths of three relatives engages in a complex legal odyssey that last nearly 15 years.
BY DEBORAH MALONE • FLOYD COUNTY
23 Ashantilly - The Unfinished Legacy
The magnificence of one of Coastal Georgia's landmark houses doesn't outshine the extraordinary work that went on in one of hte simple outbuildings.
BY WILLIAM RAWLINGS • McINTOSH COUNTY
28 In the Heart of an EF-3 Tornado
Patrons and employees at an Adairsville restaurant had no forewarning that a killer tornado was bearing down on the establishment.
BY DANIEL M. ROPER • BARTOW AND GORDON COUNTIES
32 A Confederate Soldier Meets His Destiny at Meadow Nook
When Confederate cavalry sweeps into Decatur during the Battle of Atlanta in 1864 the fate of an Alabama soldier is decided at an antebellum manor that remains a landmark today.
BY TONY LETT • DEKALB COUNTY
37 "She Laughs as She Runs" - A Short Narrative of Euharlee and the Woman Who Nurtured its History
One person can make all the difference in the preservation of a neglected and nearly-forgotten historic site.
BY ANABELLE LEE MACRI • BARTOW COUNTY
40 In Search of the Elusive Button Gwinnett
It is surprising how much we don't know about Button Gwinnett, one of America's Founding Fathers and an early leader in Colonial Georgia.
BY GEORGE J. ARMELAGOS WITH JOHN T. WOODS, JR. • LIBERTY COUNTY
44 A Tale of Two Diaries
Co-workers learn that their ancestors, who were on opposite sides during the Civil War, possibly came into contact on the long, heartbreaking road to Andersonville.
BY FRANK M. BACON • MITCHELL COUNTY
50 A Man in the True Sense of the Word:  Southern Appalachian Pioneer Ebenezer Fain
At the dawn of a new nation, men like Ebenezer Fain helped tame the rugged mountains of Appalachia.
BY TRAVIS MCDANIEL • NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS
56 Genuine Georgia Backroads:  The Augusta Canal
Augusta's scenic canal trail offers fantastic ways to bicycle or paddle into history.
BY LYNNE TAYLOR • RICHMOND COUNTY