Tifton, Georgia in Vintage Postcards

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A sawmill town that has become the crossroads of South Georgia, Tifton was founded by Henry Harding Tift, a "Connecticut Yankee," in 1872. He built a sawmill in what was first known as "Slab Town," but the name eventually changed when sawmill worker George Badger, resolving to be the first to honor village's founder, climbed a pine tree and nailed a placard with TIFTON on it, a condensed version of "Tift's Town." Today, this thriving community is a meeting place for Interstate 75/U.S. 41, U.S. 319, and U.S. 82, and boasts a long and proud history. Tifton, Georgia in Vintage Postcards reveals the early beginnings of the town and its story to the present day, with picturesque street scenes; local schools, including Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College; Georgia Coastal Plains Experiment Station; people and sports; and industry and agriculture. Also highlighted in this engaging volume is the nearby community of Ty Ty.
ISBN: 9780738514482
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author William R. Wells, a native of Tifton, is retired from the Department of Transportation's District Office in Tifton, and has collected more than 250 postcards of his hometown and county. Coupled here with informative captions, these charming snapshots of the past bring Tifton's heritage to life and will delight and educate residents for years to come.
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