Georgia history, scenic attractions and Southern lifestyles

Summer 2018




Summer 2018 • VOLUME 17, NUMBER 2 | TABLE OF CONTENTS

4 The Most Peculiar Passage in Georgia Literature
Georgia's talented Southern Gothic novelists had quite an imagination.
BY DANIEL M. ROPER • STATEWIDE
6 Civil War Portait
David Emanuel Twiggs was the oldest Federal officer to take up arms for the Confederacy
BY DAVID W. VAUGHAN • RICHMOND COUNTY
7 Vanishing Georgia:  American Made
A Georgia Tech graduate continued his education by managing a factory that made world-famous baseball bats.
BY KEITH PROPST • CLARKE COUNTY & STATEWIDE
14 Faster! Faster! Faster!
Brunswick's J.A. Jones Shipyard built Liberty Shpis faster than Germany could sink them.
BY MASON STEWART • GLYNN COUNTY
19 NuGrape - A Flavor You Can't Forget!
A young boy discovers "a bit of kid heaven" when he attends his first professional baseball game.
BY MIKE BROWN • FULTON COUNTY
23 Historic Rural Churches of Georgia: There is No Law in Georgia for Mormons

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

STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY RANDALL DAVIS • COFFEE COUNTY & STATEWIDE
28 See Old Car City USA
A junkyard in the Georgia pines draws visitor, customers and celebrities from across the country and beyond.
BY LYNNE BRANDON • BARTOW COUNTY
32

Touring Georgia Gristmills and Covered Bridges

The bridges of Madison County - and elsewhere - inspired a Colorado photographer to immerse himself in Georgia's landscape and rustic buildings.

BY JOE KOVARIK • NORTHEAST GEORGIA

 

36

Genuine Georgia Backroads - Dahlonega Beckons

Dahlonega's quaint shops, fine restaurants and historic square seem delightfully familiar to travelers, even if their most recent visit was years ago.

BY HANK SEGARS • LUMPKIN COUNTY

 

39 The Barefoot Ranger of Suches
Pioneering conservationist Arthur Woody used simple, brilliant steps to re-establish the deer, turkey and trout populations that had been all-but-eradicated from the North Georgia Mountains.
BY DUNCAN DOBIE • UNION COUNTY
42 As Dangerous as Poison Gas Shells
In 1918, the Spanish Flu pandemic rampaged across the world, from the battlefields of Europe to the farms, villages and cities of Georgia.
BY SAMUEL L. WEHUNT • APPLING & CHEROKEE COUNTIES
44 As Proud and Brave a Boat as Ever Steamed the Chattahoochee
When a windblown fire swept the Rebecca Everingham before dawn in April 1884, dozens lost their lives.
BY JOYCE KRAMER • QUITMAN COUNTY
47 Taken Prisoner at Chickamauga
The fate of two soldiers - one Blue, one Gray - taken captive in north Georgia exemplified the privations and misfortunes shared by many prisoners on both sides.
BY LAWRENCE S. FREUND • WALKER, CATOOSA & SUMTER COUNTIES
51 The Della-Manta Legacy
Living where Margaret Mitchell lived provides new insight into the famous novelist's life and work.
BY MARCIA MAYO • ATLANTA
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 Life is Inspiration Enough

Georgia's back roads often lead travelers to small town charms and artists.

BY TAMRA BOLLES • FLOYD & FANNIN COUNTIES
60

Hiking the Georgia Disney Trail

The determined and the fit can find their way to the lonely grave of a Confederate soldier.

BY CANDACE DEAL • WHITFIELD COUNTY