Vanished Towns Revisited: Crawford County and Byron, Georgia

Vanished Towns Revisited: Crawford County and Byron, Georgia

by Victoria Simmons, Billy Powell


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Visit 14 ghost towns in Crawford County. Also walk through the old town of Byron, Georgia, that was once called Jackson Station. View portraits of early settlers who established communities along railroad tracks and beside gristmills. Examine pictures of pioneer towns and historic landmarks during the early to mid-1900s. Visit the Civil War town where Margaret Mitchell conceptualized the plantation 'Tara' in her renowned book, "Gone with Wind." See the family home where the immortalized Joanna Troutman saw the bright star that inspired her to craft the Texas state flag that was flown in battle against Santa Anna's Mexican forces by the Georgia Volunteers in the Texas War of Independence, 1835-36. Relive notable historical accounts such as the jilted bride who, on her wedding day, ripped off her wedding dress after learning her betrothed had just married someone else. Peruse over 200 photographs of yesteryear that make history come alive on the printed page.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508591481
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2015
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Teaming up to write "Vanished Towns Revisited" were Billy Powell, journalist and author of three other successful books, and Victoria Simmons, a distinguished newspaper editor for 35 years. Through their passion for history and capacity for in-depth research, the authors have made vanished communities come alive on the printed page.

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