photograph, circa 1940, shows two sets of twins, students at Pine
Grove School near Menlo. The boys are Albert and Alton Parton; the
girls are Irene and Willene Brooks. (Courtesy of Chattooga County
Miss Blanche Toles taught school in Menlo for 50 years. In 1952, her students worked on a multicultural clay modeling project.
County Coroner Roosevelt Young
was featured in a televised news story by WSB-TV. What brought a TV
reporter all the way from Atlanta to cover this story? Was it some sort
of political scandal?
Agriculture has always played a part in
our county's history, and the local FFA and 4-H Club were at the
forefront in promoting farm life to youngsters. Two teenagers won high
honors for their champion cattle in 1966.
Former Governor Ellis Arnall
paid a visit in 1966 to Chattooga County in his quest to win the
state's highest office. Unfortunately for the highly qualified Arnall,
he lost to a guy who used to give away ax handles.
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 August 1967.
You'll find this
Res(olution) Photo of the Month, featuring one of Riegeldale Dairy's prize cows, udderly delightful. (Sorry. I can't help myself.) Just
click on the August thumbnail
for the photograph.
Check out the Chattooga County Historical
Society Facebook page here
as they celebrate
the county's 175th birthday.
Greg McCollum, Editor
One of the big commercial events of 1966 in Chattooga County was the grand opening of the Sequoyah Motel.
motel was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hawkins and featured a TV in
each room, air conditioning, and a telephone. (Photo by T. Emmett Nunn.
Courtesy of Chattooga County Library.)
Coming up next month:
lovely cheerleaders can't wait for the new stadium at Chattooga High
School to open in 1966. We'll have more on the building and dedication
of the "Little Big Horn" in September's issue.