Georgia history, scenic attractions and Southern lifestyles

Summer 2019




SUMMER 2019 • VOLUME 18, NUMBER 2 | TABLE OF CONTENTS

5 Estelle and The Boneyard
Relics of an old iron mining community can be found at the foot of Pigeon Mountain.
BY DANIEL M. ROPER • WALKER COUNTY
8 Landscapes of the Past, Part II
A second look at photos taken by State Geologist S.W. McCallie and his staff while traveling the Georgia countryside a century ago.
BY SHEPHERD HOWELL • STATEWIDE
14 "Freeze, or I'll kill ya!"
In upholding the law, Union Point's courageous chief of police remained scrupulously fair-minded.
BY HAROLD A. MCALISTER & THOMAS CARLTON LEWIS • GREENE COUNTY
19 A Scene of Sickness, Misery and Ruin
With frightening regularity, yellow fever epidemics once ripped through Georgia seaports.
BY CLAYTON B. RAMSEY • COASTAL GEORGIA
23 Historic Rural Churches of Georgia:  "Only the Voiceless Speak Forever"
The evolution of Georgia's cemeteries reveals a great deal about those who lived and died here.
BY CLAYTON H. RAMSEY, PHOTOGRAPHY BY HRCGA VOLUNTEERS • STATEWIDE
29 From Gordy Grove to Motown

The humble, hardworking patriarch of a Georgia family was born into slavery but also had ties to the nation's music industry and its 39th President.

BY F. LEWIS SMITH • WASHINGTON COUNTY
34 Soaring Over the Backroads of the World
From Russia to North Korea to Africa, a Georgia aviation company specializes in missions you may read about in tomorrow's headlines.
BY BONNE DAVIS CELLA • BARTOW COUNTY
37

The Oldest House in Union County has many Names

Sometimes saving an historic old house requires moving it to a new location.

BY SKIP LOWERY • UNION COUNTY

41

Vanishing Georgia: The Music that Moves Us

The music that hath charms to soothe a savage breast can also trigger poignant childhoold memories.

BY PAT RANDOLPH • STATEWIDE

 

48 "Doc" Tommy Scott - Georgia's Merry Minstrel
One rainy morning, a Georgia mountain boy left home to embark on a career in show business that spanned the country and the better part of a century.
BY RAY CHANDLER • STEPHENS 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:  From Fayetteville to Warm Springs

Inviting courthouse lawns, picturesque grist mills, and cotton pickin' fairs are just a few of the reasons to tour this section of the state's heartland.

BY DAVID B. JENKINS • WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA