Georgia history, scenic attractions and Southern lifestyles

Autumn 2019




AUTUMN 2019 • VOLUME 18, NUMBER 3 | TABLE OF CONTENTS

5 Meeting Place & Just Beyond the Edge of the World
There's no rush hour in the Cohutta Wilderness Area, but there is noticeably more foot traffic and cameraderie at an important trail junction.
BY DANIEL M. ROPER • NORTH GEORGIA
7 Vanishing Georgia:  The Great Floods
Whether by cloudburst, tropical storm or relentless rain, rising water regularly bedevils the state.
BY DANIEL M. ROPER • STATEWIDE
14 Everything was Gone
The September Gale of 1804 wrought immense destruction along Georgia's seabord.
BY MARSANNE PETTY • COASTAL GEORGIA
18 The Hanging and Shooting of Henry Worley
While waiting for the school bus in the Georgia mountains, students did some hoping, some praying, and a bit of mischief-making.
BY CLAYTON H. RAMSEY • GILMER COUNTY
23 Historic Rural Churches of Georgia: Ridgeway Baptist
Members of an old mountain church faithfully meet in a brick sanctuary across the road from the log building erected more than 150 years ago.
STORY BY CLAYTON H. RAMSEY, PHOTOGRAPHY BY TOM REED • GILMER COUNTY
26 An Unrelenting War on Football
When a college game resulted in a player's death in 1897, his mother rallied to football's defense.
BY BRUCE HARSHBARGER • CLARKE, FULTON AND FLOYD COUNTIES
30

Wings & Roots

Seven decade's differene brings a grandmother and granddaughter closer together.

BY LEAH-JOY SMITH • FLOYD COUNTY
32

On Piste in Appalachia

Snow-skiing enthusiasts enjoyed their pastime on Sky Valley Resorts' groomed slobes for a quarter century.

BY BRIAN COOKE • RABUN COUNTY
35 Finding Peacock Alley
With good reason, a north Georgia mill town selected an exotic bird as its emblem.
BY CANDACE DEAL • WHITFIELD COUNTY
38

A Penny on the Railroad Tracks

The centennial of The Great Locomotive Chase inspired a father to make an unforgettable mememto.

BY JEFF O'BRYANT • CATOOSA COUNTY

 

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Memories of Fort Barrington on the Altamaha River

For nearly 80 years, a family has enjoyed its hideaway retreat at an historic site alongside the state's largest river.

BY GERRY, MIKE, PEYTON & CRIS LINGLE • McINTOSH COUNTY

 

42 It was a Southern Work!
An entrepreneurial couple from the North pioneered the publication of southern schoolbooks in Macon.
BY RACHEL CHRISTIAN • BIBB COUNTY
47 Grandad's Cow-Charming Chevy
Memories of a rural boyhood include the hoot of a barred owl, fishponds smooth as glass, and an old family farm vehicle, of sorts.
BY TOM POLAND • LINCOLN COUNTY
49 Bridge Collapse!
Elihu Nelson survived the Civil War but met with disaster on a rickety Euharlee Creek bridge.
BY BONNE DAVIS CELLA • BARTOW COUNTY
51 Bishop Arthur J. Moore - Pioneer on the Frontier of Methodism
A missionaries life and work took him from South Georiga to the Southwest to many continents.
BY CHUCK BOWEN • CLINCH 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: Midway to Darien

With Colonial and Revolutionary history galore, the Georgia coast has a host of things to see and do.

BY DAVID B. JENKINS • COASTAL GEORGIA
61 Civil War Portait
Captain Cicero Cyril Hammock served in the 66th Regiment, Georgia Volunteere Infantry and then as Atlanta's mayor.
BY DAVID W. VAUGHAN • WALTON AND FULTON COUNTIES