Georgia history, scenic attractions and Southern lifestyles

Spring 2018




SPRING 2018 • VOLUME 17, NUMBER 1 | TABLE OF CONTENTS

5 To Walk a Woods Road Wet
Time slows for those transfixed by nature's beauty.
BY DANIEL M. ROPER • FLOYD COUNTY
7 Vanishing Georgia:  In Death's Day
The hallowed soil where we commit our dead - ashes to ashes, dust to dust - may be hauntingly beautiful or strikingly austere.
BY MARY ANN ANDERSON • JEFF DAVIS COUNTY & STATEWIDE
14 Two Worlds Colliding:  Elisha W. Chester and the Cherokee Removal
When Georgia filed criminal charges against missionary to the Cherokee Nation Samuel A. Worcester, a young Lawrenceville lawyer handled his defense.
BY STEVE CURRY • GWINNETT COUNTY
20 Remember the Lucies
The Lucy Cobb Institute in Athens provided a premier education for generations of girls.
BY MARCIA MAYO • CLARKE COUNTY
23 Historic Rural Churches of Georgia:  Pine Hill Christian

A South Georgia church was birthed in emanicipation and took its doctirne from an Appalachian movement.

STORY BY CLAYTON H. RAMSEY, PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE ROBINSON • BROOKS COUNTY
27 Danburg Remains
For those who look, the past patiently reveals itself.
BY TOM POLAND • WILKES COUNTY
30

Stalking Spring's Ephemerals

In full recovery from the Rough Ridge Fire, the Cohutta Wilderness Area is about to present a memorable wildflower display.

ARTICLE BY DR. KATHELEEN THOMPSON • PHOTOS BY THOMPSON & NANCY SMITH • NORTH GEORGIA

34

Searching for Fort Buffington

With the dismantling of a wooden blockhouse in the 1890s, the precise location of an important Cherokee Removal fort has been lost to history.

BY DEE THOMPSON • CHEROKEE COUNTY

 

37 In Search of the Nine-Dime Doctor
Once upon a time, a mystical man with magical ways lived in South Georgia.
BY CHUCK BOWEN • MITCHELL COUNTY
39 Last Relic of the Cherokee Gold Fields
The picturesque Shingle House is a remnant of an important 19th century goldmining operation.
BY SAMUEL L. WEHUNT • CHEROKEE COUNTY
41 Brave in War, Bold in Peace - The Life and Work of William Macon Crumley
A veteran of Virginia's battlefields returned home to become a successful Atlanta businessman.
BY DR. ELIZABETH (BETSY) HOOLE McARTHUR • FULTON COUNTY
55 The Making of a Treausure
Difficult circumstnaces forged a thoughtful, hardworking, unforgettable woman.
BY BONNE DAVIS CELLA • TIFT COUNTY
50 Let Us Not Forget
Georgia's mountain moonshine history has an aura of romance and daring often tinged by tragedy and death.
BY SAMUEL L. WEHUNT • LUMPKIN COUNTY
53 Soul of a Southerner
A southerner fondly writes her memories of growing up and living in the South.
BY MARY ANN ANDERSON • GEORGIA
55 Genuine Georgia Backroads:  Beauty and History in McLemore's Cove

A foggy drive through a tranquil valley enticed a city girl and her photographer husband to "come home."

BY DAVID B. JENKINS • WALKER COUNTY
61

The Peach Tree Switch

When all is said and done, it isn't age or gender that matters, it's love and character.

BY WILLIAM C. NOBLE • DOOLEY COUNTY