Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Vanishing Georgia

I recently picked up a book at the library, Vanishing Georgia. The state archives department has collected and catalogued over 18,000 photos to document the history of the state in pictures. There are beautiful examples of architecture, bridges, people, farms, mills, churches, and much more, spanning over 100 years of Georgia history, with most of the photos from the years 1890 to 1930. The book is just a byproduct of the larger archiving project, and has a sampling of the photos. The entire collection can be found online at:

Vanishing Georgia

I found a few familiar places, like Burnt Mountain Church (est. 1850s). Burnt Mtn Church

And the lodge that used to sit atop the mountain - Pickens County, late 1920s or 1930s. Connahaynee Lodge on Burrell Top of Burnt Mountain. The lodge was part of a resort known as Tate Mountain Estates. The lodge burned in 1946. Connahaynee Lodge

Gilmer County, 1939. Stegall Mill on Cartecay River. Sawmill wheat and white flour. Stegall Mill

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