Remembering LaGrange: Musings from America's Greatest Little City

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Known as America's Greatest Little City, LaGrange has seen its share of triumph and glory. Julia Traylor Dyar, beloved local history columnist, unravels LaGrange history decade by decade, beginning in 1890 and ending in 1980. From the first automobile that awakened this once sleepy village to LaGrange's appearance in the epic classic Gone With the Wind, this storied history is bound to delight residents and visitors alike. Dyar paints a vivid portrait of life in this tightknit Georgia community through themes of hospitality, education and change.
ISBN: 9781609491222
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Georgia
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 30
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Julia Traylor Dyar is a fifth-generation resident of Troup County, Georgia. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from LaGrange College in 1946. After her marriage to the youngest weekly newspaper editor in Georgia,the late Hubert Lenhardt Dyar, in 1948, she began writing a weekly column and was associate editor of the Royston (Georgia) Record for ten years. The couple moved to Atlanta, where she was assistant manager and later manager of Georgia Press Association, the trade association of the state's weekly and daily newspapers, until 1978. Mrs. Dyar returned to her hometown, LaGrange, Georgia, to be public relations director for her alma mater, LaGrange College, for almost fifteen years, before her retirement in 1993. Since then, she has written a weekly historical column, “Memoried Glances,” for the LaGrange Daily News. A compulsive reader, she is a member and a past president of the Round Table, LaGrange's oldest book club, founded in 1931. Her claim to fame is being an aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt.
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