were common events for Chattooga County churches. In 1966, Pastor
Earlie H. Carson baptized a group of young people at Teloga Creek.
Gene Espy, editor of the Summerville News,
contributed many photographs for my Chattooga County book and was a big
help in publicizing my photo search and subsequent publication. Here are several of Gene's photographs which were not used in the book or previously on this website.
Several Girl Scout Brownies enjoyed hunting for Easter eggs in 1968. Perhaps you'll recognize some of these kids in this photograph.
Volunteers were essential in running the Chattooga County Hospital. This 1968 photograph shows several women volunteers receiving recognition for their dedicated service.
Once again, this
issue could be called the T. Emmett Nunn edition. Not only are many the
photographs taken by "T", but we also have the final part of a tribute
to the legendary
Trion photographer written by Brad Hayes. (If you read the first part
last month, just scroll to the ***** down the page.) If you haven't
seen Brad's Facebook page, Making Memories Last In Trion, GA, you'll enjoy his many photographs and visitor comments.
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 January 1978.
Res(olution) Photo of the Month shows a person being loaded into an ambulance outside the Chattooga County Sheriff's office, circa 1965. Just
click on the January 2015 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
Greg McCollum, Editor