Georgia history, scenic attractions and Southern lifestyles

Winter 2019




WINTER 2019 • VOLUME 18, NUMBER 4 | TABLE OF CONTENTS

4 Along the Backroads:  In Another World
For a newcomer to Georgia, there was one things that offset the majesty of the Altamana River delta and the Sea Islands.
BY DANIEL M. ROPER • McINTOSH COUNTY
7 Vanishing Georgia:  Varmints & Critters - Why Cousin Ruth's Burial Ended in a Lo-o-o-ong Prayer and...
The surprise entrance of a visitor to a funeral triggered mayhem.
BY BRANNEN SANDERS • PUTNAM COUNTY & STATEWIDE
14 Partner in Flight
A forgotten letter in a filing cabinet shed light on the partnership that built America's first successful monplane.
BY DAN ALDRIDGE • CLARKE COUNTY
19 Hold that story!
It was unclear whether a newspaper would publish a story broken by a cub reporter about the infamous Anjette Lyles poisoning cases.
BY LAMAR GUNTER • BIBB, BLECKLEY AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES
23 Historic Rural Churches of Georgia: Alpine Presbyterian
The last United States Agent to the Cherokee Nation in Georgia travelled a winding road to his final resting place in a peaceful valley cemetery.
STORY BY CLAYTON H. RAMSEY, PHOTOGRAPHY BY GAIL DES JARDIN • CHATTOOGA COUNTY
27 Ten People, Forty Dogs, No Reindeer
You can experience a wonderful life in mythical places like Bedford Falls and magical places like Santa Claus.
BY DONNA SHRUM • TOOMBS COUNTY
31

Athens on the Edge:  Go Beyond the Game in this Trendy College Town

There's much to do and see - a way from the gridiron hedges - in the historic Classic City.

BY CHERYL RODEWIG • CLARKE COUNTY
35

Searching for the Elusive Dorough Cemetery

Finding a great-grandfather's name and place of burial takes time, tenacity, and venturing into tqangled, snake-infested woodlands.

BY JO ANNE COOK WEBSTER • OGLETHORPE COUNTY
39 The Weeping Time
Slaves on Pierce Butler's plantation near Darien endured plenty of sorrows but persevered, helping create the rich legacy of the Gullah-Geechee culture.
BY CLAYTON H. RAMSEY • McINTOSH COUNTY
45

A Rainy Day Treasure Hunt

A "picker" went hunting history early one rainy morning and unearthed a gem.

BY LEE JOYNER • WALTON COUNTY

 

48

A Timeless Letter

A 14-year-old mountain boy displayed uncommon gumption in writing a New York City industrialist.

BY DUNCAN DOBIE • WHITE COUNTY

 

52 Working to Preserve a County's Heritage
Those cataloguing Adel's history find their work a pleasure rather than toil.
BY BONNE DAVIS CELLA • COOK 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: Greensboro to Wrightsboro

An historic jaunt through east-central Georgia features two important beginnings and one important ending.

BY DAVID B. JENKINS • EAST-CENTRAL GEORGIA
61 Civil War Portait
An unidentified member of the Upson Guards posed in splendid full-dress uniform for a memorable photograph.
BY DAVID W. VAUGHAN • WALTON AND FULTON COUNTIES