Georgia history, scenic attractions and Southern lifestyles

Spring 2014




SPRING 2014 • VOLUME 13, NUMBER 1 | TABLE OF CONTENTS

5 My Favorite Toombstone
One headstone in the cemetery of small church outside Rome celebrates life "with a quiver full of arrows."

BY DANIEL M. ROPER • FLOYD COUNTY
7 Vanishing Georgia:  Highland Farming
Known today for beautiful scenery and toruism, Georgia's high country has a rich agricultural heritage that persists in scattered, tranquil pockets.
BY RALPH WEST MILLS • NORTH GEORGIA
14 JFK and the Georgia War Widow
Anxious to cultivate the support of Georgia voters for his presidential bid, John F. Kennedy knew he could count on a relationship forged in the fire of war.
BY MATTHEW REONAS • MERIWETHER COUNTY
19 Stumbling into History:  Walking the Streets of Cabbagetown
A trendy Atlanta neighbohood once provided decidedly downscale living quarters for workers employed by a sprawling Atlanta textile mill.
BY MARCIA MAYO • FULTON COUNTY
23 Ambassadors to the Past
More than one hundred amateur photographers entered a contest to capture the essence of back roads Georgia.
BY DANIEL M. ROPER • TIFT COUNTY
25 The Right Brew in Senoia
Even zombies delight in the appeal and amenities offered by this charming crossroads community.
BY F. MARTIN HARMON • COWETA COUNTY
28 Poof!  What Happens when a Green Frog kisses a Red Lobster?
One of America's iconic restaurant chains started on  a quiet street in downtown Waycross.
BY MARY ANN ANDERSON • WARE COUNTY
31 A Place Called Philomath
Travelers have frequented this inviting locale since prehistory, but it's the history - and a liberal dose of charm - that draws them today.
BY HANK SEGARS • OGLETHORPE COUNTY
36  In Celebration of the Southern Magnolia
There's much to admire about the iconic tree that graces Georgia's forests, parks and lawns.
BY RICHARD HUSSEY • STATEWIDE
39 The Myth of the Boll Weevil
Was it really the notorious, pernicious, voracious insect that brought down King Cotton, thus laying waste to Georgia's post-World War I economy?
BY WILLIAM RAWLINGS • STATEWIDE
44 This Man of Few Words:  Remembering Robert Loveman
Today Dalton has few reminders that it was home to one of America's preeminent turn-of-the-century poets.
BY CANDI DEAL • WHITFIELD COUNTY
48 Memories of an Old-Fashioned Medicine Show
A South Georgia youngster's introduction to show business occurred when a mysterious stranger arrived in town to hawk his wares.
BY CHUCK BOWEN • MITCHELL COUNTY
50 An Amazing Grace
There was a simple man with such determination that even a profound physical impediment did not stop him.
BY ANABELLE LEE MACRI • BARTOW COUNTY
56 Genuine Georgia Backroads:  At the Mouth of the Great Ogeechee River
Bristling with heavy guns, Fort McAllister guarded Savannah's "back door" during the Civil War.
BY LYNNE TAYLOR • BRYAN COUNTY