Darien and McIntosh County

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From 1870 to 1920, McIntosh County, Georgia, was one of the most energetic communities on the southern coast. Its county seat, Darien, never had a population of more than 2,000 residents; yet, little Darien was, for a considerable time, the leading exporter of yellow pitch pine timber on theAtlantic Coast. Burned to ashes during the Civil War, Darienrose up and, with its timber booms and sawmills, took its place among the leading towns of the "New South" of the late nineteenth century. In this unique photographic retrospective of Darien and McIntosh County, over 200 images evoke generations past of dynamic, hard-working people. Pictured within these pages are timber barons, sawmill workers, railroad builders, and shrimp fishermen. They are depicted among views of the buildings and structures associated with an era that was the most active in the recorded history of the community, which dates back to the earliest days of the Georgia colony in 1736.
ISBN: 9780738505961
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Buddy Sullivan is a native of McIntosh County and has researched and written about the history of coastal Georgia for the last 15 years. Among his published works are two comprehensive studies of Darien and McIntosh County, Early Days on the Georgia Tidewater and The Darien Journal of John Girardeau Legare, Ricegrower. He has also recently released an extensive history of Bryan County, Georgia. Sullivan is the director of the National Estuarine Research Reserve on Sapelo Island in McIntosh County.
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