Celebrating 4 Years!
That's right. It slipped by last month, but August 2014 marked four years of Chattooga Photo History. How time flies!
When I first started this website, I only had a handful of relevant photographs, most of which came from my personal collection. Since then, more than a hundred people have generously shared their photographs via Chattooga Photo History.
A highlight for me was being asked to author a book of Chattooga County photographs for Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series. That book was possible only through the photo contributions of so many.
Some of you who grew up in the 1950s or enjoy TV shows from that era might enjoy reading about my recent trip to California. (Just scroll to the bottom of the page.)
In 1966, Chattooga County citizens banded together to raise money for a football stadium to be constructed on the new campus of Chattooga High School. Check out the birth of the "Little Big Horn."
Also in 1966, the Trion High School Marching Band rode to New York City for a parade and convention.
Mrs. Doris White taught school for many years at Summerville Elementary School. Her 6-year-old students are featured in a 1952 class portrait.
Do you remember shopping at the Shop-Rite when it opened in Summerville in 1967?
Chattooga resident Joe Speer kept a daily journal of life in the county from 1944 to 2001. This month, Uncle Joe's Journal features excerpts written in September 1967.
Speaking of football, this month's High Res(olution) Photo of the Month shows the Chattooga High School football team from 1965. Just click on the September thumbnail for the photograph.
Don't forget to review the Chattooga County Historical Society's Facebook page here as they celebrate the county's 175th birthday.
Greg McCollum, Editor
P.S. For all of you baby boomer fans of 1950s television: I recently attended a gathering in Los Angeles to celebrate the 100th birthdays of George Reeves, star of The Adventures of Superman, and Superman co-creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. I was invited by Lou Koza, a past editor of a website dedicated to the TV series. You can read about the celebration here.
Also attending was Jack Larson, AKA Jimmy Olsen
on The Adventures of Superman.
on The Adventures of Superman.
In 1978, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article I wrote about George Reeves. Decades later, I received an email from Lou asking permission to reprint the article on his website. I also wrote a follow-up article which you can find here. Take some time to explore The Adventures Continue website. I think you'll enjoy it.
While in Los Angeles, I went on a couple of movie studio tours and attended a taping of a sitcom at CBS. Driving around LA was just as horrible as ever (ten times worst than Atlanta!). As the saying goes, "a nice place to visit, but...."
Speaking of all things retro, I took the Amtrak train from LA to New Orleans, then up to Anniston, AL where my wife picked me up. If you've never ridden Amtrak, try it sometimes. You'll meet a lot of interesting people from all over the world, plus you'll see a lot more of America than you would traveling by jet.