Columbia County

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Home of the first prehistoric pottery made in North America, Columbia County is one of the first counties in Georgia and one of the most rapidly growing areas in the state. From the tumultuous years of the Civil War to the 20th century, its history is recorded in these vintage photographs. The images within these pages—many never before seen by the public—include early pioneers who were instrumental in the founding of the county, as well as several ambrotypes of Confederate soldiers. Thehistory of the county's education system, one of the state's best, is traced with snapshots of old field schools and village schoolhouses. Its industry is revealed, from locally-owned lumberyards to the famous Lake Thurmond Dam, which created the largest recreation facility in a five-county area. Culled from individuals, family collections, and county organizations, these pictures are treasured items offered for public perusal. An engaging retrospective, Columbia County offers something for everyone, from the history buff to the nostalgia seeker to the leisurely reader.
ISBN: 9780738506289
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
William C. Blackard, longtime resident of the county, is a top illustrator for civil service and area authors of note. Thomas Huckabee, a relative newcomer to the county, is the manager of Information Production Services for Westinghouse, Savannah River Company, with a long history in the fine arts and graphic communications fields. College Professor Gerald J. Smith, author of One of the Most Daring Men: The Life of William Tatum Wofford, Confederate General, is on the editorial board of the Georgia Historical Quarterly and is currently writing the history of Columbia County. They welcome the reader to an exciting tour of the county's past, sure to evoke fond memories among those who call Columbia County home.