Georgia history, scenic attractions and Southern lifestyles

Winter 2018




WINTER 2018 • VOLUME 17, NUMBER 4 | TABLE OF CONTENTS

5 Swept into Eternity
Esther Butler's grave is the last relic of the station where missionaries defied state law to serve the Cherokee people.
BY DANIEL M. ROPER • FLOYD COUNTY
7 Vanishing Georgia: Mealtimes Together
Memories of down-home cooking include Detritus, Naked Ladies, Fig Twigs and Aunt Tatty's Treats.
BY WENDY HARRISON • SOUTHWEST GEORGIA & STATEWIDE
14 World War I: A Tale of Two Georgia Soldiers
During the Great War, Georgia soldiers segregated by race endured the same hellish conditions.
BY JONATHAN WICKHAM • FULTON COUNTY
22 Soul of a Southerner
A southerner fondly writes her memories of growing up and living in the South.
BY MARY ANN ANDERSON • GEORGIA
23 Historic Rural Churches of Georgia: The Blessings of Tin

Whether an old rural church is still standing may depend on whether durable tin covers its roof.

STORY BY CLAYTON H. RAMSEY, PHOTOGRAPHY BY HRCGA VOLUNTEERS • STATEWIDE
29 The Self-Propelled Sprinkling Apparatus of Mae Lamb Road
A roadside relic inspired a photographer to delve deeply into the history of a venerable irrigation system.
BY KATHLEEN GALVIN • JEFFERSON COUNTY
35 Strolling Around Spring Bank
The lovely grounds of a vanished antebellum mansion disclose stories of history and natural history.
BY DANNY PELFREY • BARTOW COUNTY
39

A Destructive Conflagration

An effort to prosecute Ku Klux Klan members for assault on a freedman triggered a fiery response.

BY TYLER HOLMAN • GWINNETT COUNTY
44 Wrapped Up in the Arms of the Devil

A killer didn't mince words of self-condemnation in his final statement before hanging for the death of "a good old man" in Clayton County in 1880.

BY EARLENE CAMERON • CLAYTON COUNTY
49 The Angel of Andersonville
During the Civil War, a Savannah priest devoted himself to the service of prisoners, North and South.
BY CHUCK LYONS • SUMTER COUNTY
52

The Backroad I Call Home

A sense of place and beloved pets define "home" for one writer.

BY ANABELLE LEE MACRI • FANNIN COUNTY

 

55 Genuine Georgia Backroads: Ludowici's Legacy

A town's speed trap became so notorious that it overshadowed memories of the lovely and distinctive product once manufactured there.

BY BONNE DAVIS CELLA • LONG COUNTY
58 White Lightning & Red Clay Memories
A "dear old granddad" sometimes had his hands in things that weren't strictly legal.
BY TOM POLAND • LINCOLN COUNTY
61 Civil War Portait
First Lieutanant Judson Council Sapp served in the "Burke Sharpshooters," 2nd Georgia Infantry Regiment.
BY DAVID W. VAUGHAN • BURKE COUNTY