These employees of Riegel Textile Mill in Trion are ready for their department's annual Christmas luncheon, circa 1964. The lady on the far right is Faye Spraggins.

December 2014 Features

This issue could be called the T. Emmett Nunn edition. Not only are all the photographs taken by "T", but we also have a tribute to the legendary Trion photographer written by Brad Hayes. You can read about "T" in Part One of a two-part series. Part Two will be available next month.

The employees of the mill at Trion always celebrated the holiday season with each department's potluck lunch. Here are two sets of photographs: the first from December 1963; the second from December 1968-1970.

Santa Claus was the guest of honor at Mrs. Pearl Burnett's nursery school in December 1967.

Another set of Christmas photographs shows employees at one of Lyerly's mills celebrating the holiday season, circa 1964.


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 December 1979.

This month's High Res(olution) Photo of the Month shows a group of kids with Santa Claus outside the Triangle Shopping Center. Just click on the December thumbnail for the photograph.

You can learn more about Chattooga County by visiting the Chattooga County Historical Society's Facebook page here. The Society is also developing a website which will feature photographs of the county. I'll link to it as soon as it's available online.

Happy Viewing!

Greg McCollum, Editor

My family's Christmas tree in 1967.

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