Above: "Still Life With Flashcube"
Snow and Menlo are like Currier and Ives, fruitcake and eggnog, or Laurel and Hardy. The two just naturally go together, especially at Christmas. Just click here and you'll be whisked away to the snowglobe land of 1940 Menlo.
Nowhere was Christmas more welcomed and celebrated than in the small town of Trion, especially at the county's largest employer, Riegel Textile Mill. Here are several photographs of company holiday gatherings.
Summerville writer Judy Brooks shares more Christmas memories of Summerville in this essay.
Dreaming of a White Christmas? Nothing says Christmas like snow on the ground, as shown in this photograph of a snow-covered house in Summerville.
Merry Christmas from the Goatman! A viewer from Kentucky came across my original Goatman feature and submitted an additional photograph of the legendary vagabond.
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 1971.
Christmas in Trion is the subject of this month's High Res(olution) Photo of the Month. Just click on the December thumbnail for the photograph.
Don't forget to check out the Chattooga County Historical Society facebook page here as they move forward with celebrations for the county's 175th birthday.
Greg McCollum, Editor
Chattooga High School student Faye Mattis takes the keys to her new 1970 Ford Maverick from Brimp Warren Ford's sales manager, Hobson Cavin, in this photograph taken in Fall 1969. Faye recently stated that she was the first Maverick owner in Chattooga County. "The car drove like a truck," she said, having never driven a straight shift before. She remembers her father teaching her to use the clutch in the parking lot of Triangle Shopping Center.
Faye, future husband Scotty Gayler, and I graduated from Chattooga High School in 1971. Faye and Scotty are two of the nicest people you could ever meet.
(Speaking of Brimp Warren Ford, I'll have an interview with Mr. Warren, along with photographs, in January's edition.)
Photograph by T. Emmett Nunn. Courtesy of Chattooga County Library.