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Gov. George M. Troup VALLAMBROSA by scottbthompsonsr
Sep 07, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Thick as The Leaves of Time  George Michael Troup had read about far away places like Vallambrosa in John Milton's Paradise Lost.  He also had read about the Valle d'Osta along the French border in Northwest Italy.   When it came time to name his homes, Vallambrosa and Valdosta,  in Laurens Count...
WHY THE GERMANS NEVER TOOK RHINE by scottbthompsonsr
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
 There is a story, said to be true, about an Army officer traveling from Jacksonville, Florida to Macon, Georgia in the late afternoon of a day in the middle years of World War II.  Parts of it I have to explain to those of you who have not lived in or near Dodge County for a long time.  For thos...
MISCELLANEOUS MINUTIA by scottbthompsonsr
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
In Pursuit of Trivia      YOU'RE GREENING ME. -  I think that this was a St. Patrick's day alibosh of a printer's devil, but in newspapers across the country it was reported that Patrick Ireland of Dublin, Georgia attempted to enlist in the Marine Corps, but was turned down on account of the fact...
Wadley Southern Engine THE WADLEY AND MT. VERNON by scottbthompsonsr
Aug 17, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A Significant Shortline Railroad  Although it was only around for a third of a century, the Wadley & Mt. Vernon was the most important thing to come to the extreme ends of Laurens and Johnson County in the decades surrounding the turn of the 20th Century.  Only some thirty-six miles in length, th...
7XB2_IMG_5642.JPG BLUE SWALLOWTAILS MUD PUDDING AT SPORTSMANS CLUB LANDING by scottbthompsonsr
Aug 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
I took these pictures of a kaleidoscope of Blue Swallowtails mud pudding at the boat landing of the Sportsmans Club in Laurens County, Georgia on the banks of the Oconee River.  Swallowtails, especially the males, engage in mud pudding to obtain nutrients, such as salt and amino acids from the mu...
Snowdrift Billboard, ca. 1910, H.H. Smith Bldg., Dublin, GA THE WONDERS OF HOG-LESS LARD by scottbthompsonsr
Aug 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The Splendid Oil of Cotton  Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and girls! Come one, come all! Step right up and taste for your self the finest new product on the market.   It is the greatest cooking oil ever discovered by man.  So, before it is all gone, get your sanitary can of hog-less lard right here ...
DOG DAYS by scottbthompsonsr
Aug 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
 Slithering Snake Stories  One day Israel Johnson was out walking near his mill pond in the Oconee District of Laurens County when he observed a moccasin crawling out of a hole.  Johnson reached for the nearest stick and impaled the water loving serpent right there on the spot.  In a moment, anot...
BEN COCHRAN by scottbthompsonsr
Aug 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Cochran is Mr. Versatility for Air Force FRANK SCHWAB @ Colorado Springs Gazzette Senior Ben Cochran would have punted some balls during Wednesday’s practice, but the drill was for the punt block unit, and Cochran was needed to rush the punter. Good thing for Cochran there’s no third unit. If the...
DEMARYIUS THOMAS by scottbthompsonsr
Aug 01, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Broncos rookie receiver Demaryius Thomas has run a tough route to success By Lindsay H. Jones The Denver Post Posted: 07/25/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT Updated: 07/25/2010 01:16:26 AM MDT     TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Demaryius Thomas propped his left arm up on the table to rest his head on his large hand, an...
KARL SLOVER by scottbthompsonsr
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Munchkin brings memories of Oz to screening   By LaTina Emerson Staff Writer Saturday, July 17, 2010 @ Augusta Chronicle The Munchkin who instructed Dorothy to follow the yellow brick road in The Wizard of Oz is bringing memories of classic Hollywood to Augusta this weekend. Photo: @ Michael Hola...
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