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Lincoln County Lost

Introducing a new book from the Georgia Department of Transportation: Lincoln County Lost: Lincoln County before the Dam by Sharman Southall. For those new to this area, once upon a time Strom Thurmond Lake, which is an artificial reservoir, didn’t exist. Clark’s Hill Dam was built between … Continue reading

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Another Mystery!

Does anyone know of any buildings in this area designed by the African American architect Wallace Rayfield? He was designing buildings during the 1920s and 1930s and supposedly had a branch office here.

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Old Town Augusta Painting

Horace Talmage Day   (1909 – 1984) Old Town Augusta  Signed and Dated 1934   Oil on Canvas    30 x 36 Inches Peter Clarke, Director of the Clarke Gallery in Newburyport, Massachusetts, asked the following question in an email to Eric Montgomery about a … Continue reading

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Interview with Butterfly McQueen

Here is just a snippet of the interview with Butterfly McQueen. At this time (and I hope that changes) we only have one copy of the interview and it is in terrible condition. I appologize for the background hum which … Continue reading

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Oral Histories of Augusta

Books aren’t the only thing we have in our Georgia Room collection. We have interviews on audio tape which were part of an oral history project the Augusta Public Library conducted in the mid-seventies. There are also 15 slim books of … Continue reading

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