For more than 275 years, the city of Augusta and its citizens have contributed greatly not only to the business, cultural, educational, athletic, and religious lives of both Georgians and South Carolinians bordering the Savannah River but also to people throughout the nation and the world. People and businesses such as Brenda Lee, Castleberry’s, Lady Antebellum, James Brown, Club Car, Ty Cobb, Georgia Pacific, E-Z Go, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bobby Jones, Emerson Boozer, Beau Jack, and Butterfly McQueen, to name a few, all have close ties to the city that once spent a decade as Georgia’s capital. This book tells the stories of many people who became legendary locals through their efforts that made the Augusta area a great place to live and work.
Author Bio: Don Rhodes has authored six other books including internationally acclaimed biographies about Ty Cobb and James Brown, and Images of America: Entertainment in Augusta and the CSRA. His “Ramblin’ Rhodes” music column has been published weekly for more than 42 years. He was twice named “Media Person of the Year” by the Greater Augusta Arts Council and has received the Louis C. Harris Media Person of the Year award.
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