Around Winder

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Overview
The north Georgia city of Winder developed from the double log cabin that inspired its earlier name of Jug Tavern. Evolving from the vision and determination of Wiley Harrison Bush, Winder became a regional giant, birthed from its rich agricultural heritage and its new industries of manufacturing and transportation. By 1920, Winder was the seat of the six-year-old county of Barrow and had been acclaimed by regional newspapers as "a stemwinder" of a town. Winder's early architectural simplicity was joined by products of high style design as the city evolved from the Jug Tavern—now long gone. Like many American cities, Winder has lost some of its foundational buildings to demolition or fire. Still, many remain to tell the story of how this traveler's rest became known by 1950 as the "Work Clothes Capital of the World."
Details
ISBN: 9780738594095
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 193
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
With the people of Winder, the members of Barrow Preservation Society have assembled a collection of images that portray Winder's history through the buildings, people, and events that define the city. Narrated with facts and anecdotes, these photographs are a representation of the city's rich-built heritage, the vision and determination that created it, and the hope that drives its path into the future.