Some crazy things have happened to us on our journeys through the South. But I don't think there is anything as crazy as what happened to us on the way to Carrabelle, Florida one December night. I resisted the urge to start this story with "it was a dark night." But it was. Steve and … Continue reading The bears of Carrabelle, Florida
The house at 200 Lewis Street in Summerville, Ga. fits in with all of the other frame houses on the street. But inside and behind that house is the story of a man who followed his own vision and in doing so, became something of a folk hero. Howard Finster”s idea for Paradise Garden came … Continue reading Paradise Garden and the legacy of Howard Finster
I love a story with an interesting beginning. This one begins with a pig. Well a pig, some other farm animals and other things you would find on a typical farm. And it includes some famou actresses and actors and some you may not have heard and some who probably should be famous. Oh, and … Continue reading How livestock and produce started a theatre
Address: 163 Manning Mill Road. If you are coming from Cartersville on U.S. 41, make a right turn onto Manning Mill at Camille’s Corner convenience store. Make a left turn if you are coming from Calhoun. A view of the lake at Manning Mill Park. The basics: The trail is 1.4 miles long and takes … Continue reading Southern walks: Manning Mill Park in Adairsville, Ga.
For some the idyllic Southern childhood was a front porch and the smell of Sunday dinner from the stove. By those standards the 39th president of the United States had that charmed childhood. The Jimmy Carter National Historic Park has preserved Carter’s story from his life growing up on a farm just outside of downtown … Continue reading The little town that built a president