The Georgia Room is the proud owner of a Columbia County history book with local ties. As Long as the Rivers Run has been a 15-year labor of love for local author Barbara Seaborn. Barbara Seaborn is a Columbia County transplant originally from New England. This much-researched book is interspersed with illustrations from a Columbia County native- Lynell Widener, Artist-Laureate of Columbia County. Seaborn used local resources (libraries, colleges, local residents) to research this book and her acknowledgment page is full of thanks to the local historical community who assisted her in this monumental project.
Another great research aid that has been added to the Georgia Room collection is the book Map Guide to American Migration Routes, 1735-1815 by William Dollarhide. If you have ever wondered how your ancestors wound up out West, down South, or up North, this is the book for you! Many of the old migration routes are now parts of major highways and interstates!
by Aspasia Luster