Georgia history, scenic attractions and Southern lifestyles

Spring 2020




SPRING 2020 • VOLUME 19, NUMBER 1 | TABLE OF CONTENTS

4 Along the Backroads: A Gift of Many Miles
A precious gift is exchanged when father and sons backpack hundreds of miles together over nine years.
BY DANIEL M. ROPER • APPALACHIAN TRAIL
6 We Disagree
A mother's love for her daughter is boundless.
BY HAYLEY ANN ARTHUR • FLODY COUNTY
8 Vanishing Georgia:  The Sharecroppers - Giving Way
Following World War II, a way of life in rural Georgia gradually faded away.
BY TERRY KAY • HART COUNTY & STATEWIDE
16 Greatness in My Own Backyard
Sometimes we don't know that a remarkable peron lived in our midst until reading their obituary.
BY BONNE DAVIS CELLA • TIFT COUNTY
23 Historic Rural Churches of Georgia:  Fellowship Progressive Primitive Baptist

When preaching ends, choir disbands, and pews empty, a building and its memories remain.

BY CLAYTON H. RAMSEY, PHOTOGRAPHY BY GAIL DES JARDIN • HARRIS COUNTY
29 The Flanders Poppy Still Blooms
Inspired by immense wartime casualties in Europe, teacher Moina Michael found the inspiration for an enduring memorial.
BY DR. ELIZABETH HOOLE MCARTHUR • WALTON & CLARKE COUNTIES
36

A Tree, a War, a Family

A sideboard made of wood from an exceptional American holly links six generations.

BY SHEILA RUCKER CHAPMAN • FULTON COUNTY

39

All that was Glorious in Chivalry

After serving with distinction in the American Revolution, the Marquis de Lafayette returned to America - and Georgia - for a triumphant tour in 1825.

BY BRUCE HARSHBARGER • STATEWIDE

 

45 Homemade Hospitality Defines the Simmer Time Cafe
Good food, friendliness, and some rich history make a Kennesaw eatery special.
BY ANABELLE LEE MACRI • COBB COUNTY
48 Pine Log Mountain's Forgotten CCC Camp
Pine Log once had a CCC quarry, CCC roads, and a CCC camp.
BY CONNA COFFEY LITTLE • BARTOW 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

Heritage Bridges of Fannin County

There was good reason for a newly erected iron bridge to end up ten miles downstream.

BY STEVE PROCKO • FANNIN COUNTY
61

Civil War Portrait

William David McMickle may have been the luckiest infantryman in the Civil War.

BY DAVID W. VAUGHAN • STEWART COUNTY