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Robert Floyd Remembers the 5 and 10 cent store

 Several years ago  Mr. Robert Floyd sat down with Historical Society President Gene McGinnis to talk about Christmas.  Mr. Floyd and his late wife, Helen Murdock Floyd, first moved from Dalton to Chattooga County in 1948.  After several transfers in the retail business, Mr. Floyd moved his family back to Chattooga County in 1957.  Here they

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No ball playing in the street on Sunday and other laws in 1877 Summerville

            The following ordinances have been passed and are required to be enforced on and after Tuesday, the 15th. Sec. 1–Loud Searing, Boisterous Quarreling, Fighting and all other Disorderly or Indecent conduct, Vulgar or Indecent Language shall be Prohibited. Sec.2–The Firing of Guns, Pistols, Fire Crackers and such like, shall

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“Miss Avva” takes us back to old Summerville

    ( This article was originally in the Summer 1994 quarterly . It is the reminisces of the then 91 year old  “Miss Ava”  about her early years in Summerville. It was was written as told to her friend  Mrs. Bernice Johnson Crane  in August 1994. )     I am Avva Wheeler Wells

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Historian Bob Baker’s 10 events that shaped Chattooga’s History

Baker’s Top Ten Events in Chattooga History (From a program in October 2013) Robert S. Baker, the author of Chattooga: The Story of a County and Its People spoke to the Chattooga County Historical Society about what he thought were the top ten events in Chattooga County history.  He said the topic had been assigned

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Early Menlo happenings. Three murders, one unsolved.

  The town of Menlo was founded in 1883 by Captain Andrew Jackson Lawrence on land that belonged to him in order to secure a post office for the area. When Captain Lawrence came to Menlo there were only two homes in the area as more people lived near Alpine.   One was his, and

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