“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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Growing up at Riversdale in the 1910s by Evelyn K. Stephenson

Stories about Life in the Early 1900s as told by Evelyn Kellett Stephenson ( reprinted from the 2005 quarterly)   I’m sure the way we lived at Riversdale when I was growing up would seem like a hard life compared with the way people live today.  There were no modern conveniences; our house was heated

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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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