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Reminiscing about Trion’s Big Friendly Store in the 1940’s and 50’s

  Memories by the late Gene Massey from his book Our Father God, The Chili Wagon and the Finger Coffin Memories of Life in Trion During the Forties and Fifties At the end of the picturesque, horseshoe-shaped plaza was a large, square, two-story brick and white stucco-finished construction that was arguably the activity center of

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The Summerville Post Office, a Trio of Stories

        Jake Moyers, Building the Post Office ,and the Post Office Mural        One of the most beautiful historic buildings along Commerce street is our lovely Post Office built in 1937. The site  chosen was where the Moyers home sat prominently  near the courthouse, businesses and offices and was the intersection for

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Memories of Summerville’s Very Early Years by Mrs. J.W. Johnson

( The following article was printed in The Summerville News in 1923. It was written by 83 year old Mrs. J.W. Johnson who moved to Summerville in 1842. The pictures were added by the Historical Society for this article. The newspaper clippings following Mrs. Johnson’s history are from The Summerville Gazette in 1877. )  

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Fate Norris….A One Man Band

    Singleton LaFayette Norris, or ”Fate” as folks knew him by, was an outstanding example of the generation of versatile and colorful musicians that made up the Golden Age of Old Time music.  He was born in Dirt Town, Chattooga County, on August 23, 1878, and is best known for playing banjo in the

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The Spirit of the American Doughboy Statue

  On Saturday, May 29th, 2021, the Spirit of the American Doughboy Statue was rededicated in memory of those who lost their lives and those who served during World War 1. It will be an addition to the Chattooga County Veterans Memorial in Dowdy Park. The rededication was done through a collaboration between local veteran

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