Georgia history, scenic attractions and Southern lifestyles

Autumn 2017




AUTUMN  2017 • VOLUME 16, NUMBER 3 | TABLE OF CONTENTS

4 Along the Backroads:  Roads of Remembrance
Deep in the north Georgia pinewoods, a road of remembrance and a railroad of remembrance intersect.
BY DANIEL M. ROPER • FLOYD COUNTY
7 Vanishing Georgia:  Tin & Iron
Our ancestors appreciated the beauty and durability of metals and alloys that made life better.
BY MARY ANN ANDERSON • STATEWIDE
14 The Curse of Genius
Notorious West Georgia moonshiner and gasoline-tapper Alta Dryden was, by reputation, a gentleman outlaw.
BY PATRICK CURRAN • HARALSON COUNTY
18 "Do the best you can and don't argue with Providence"
A peaceful retreat in South Georgia's pinewoods served as a refuge for adventurous politician Chase Osborn and his much younger "love interest."
BY BONNE DAVIS CELLA • WORTH COUNTY
23 Historic Rural Churches of Georgia:  Chubb Chapel

Before the Civil War, a family of free men and women settled a remote valley and built a house of worship still used by their descendants today.

STORY BY GEORGE S. HART, PHOTOGRAPHY BY TOM REED • FLOYD COUNTY
27 From Ashes to Diamonds
George Hanna's factory in Athens made baseball bats for big leaguers and little leaguers around the world.
BY GEORGE T. COUNTER • CLARKE COUNTY
32

Civil War Portrait

General P.M.B. Young was the Confederacy's youngest major general.

BY DAVID W. VAUGHAN • BARTOW COUNTY
34

We Cemetery Wanderers

To see all of Georgia's beautiful waterfalls, you'll have to cover more of the state than you'd think.

BY DR. ELIZABETH (BETSY) HOOLE MCARTHUR • CLARKE & FULTON COUNTIES

39

Georgia's First Bulldog - The story of Col. William G. Delony

Leading from the front, an intrepid Athens cavalryman charged into battle.

BY SAMUEL N. THOMAS & VINCENT J. DOOLEY • CLARKE COUNTY

 

44 The Man Who Carved Stone Mountain
Self-taught Roy Faulkner single-handedly supervised the carving of the immense memorial on Stone Mountain's face.
BY KAYE JONES STOWE • DEKALB & NEWTON COUNTIES
48 A Man of Most Simple and Attractive Manners
John Dawson Pope's legacy stretched from the pastoral mountains of antebellum Georgia to the busy courtrooms of booming California.
BY JORDAN SCOGGINS • CHATTOOGA COUNTY, ATLANTA & CALIFORNIA
53 Soul of a Southerner
A southerner fondly writes about her memories of growing up and living in the South.
BY MARY ANN ANDERSON • GEORGIA
55

Footloose on Georgia's Backroads

The countryside between Atlanta and Macon is chock-full of places to see and things to do.

BY DAVID B. JENKINS • MIDDLE GEORGIA
59

Dream Big

Working the soil at a special place in Kennesaw keeps gardeners in touch with the land while nurturing healing and a sense of belonging.

BY ANNABELLE LEE MACRI • COBB COUNTY