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150th Anniversary of the Capture of Jefferson Davis, Irwinville

Jane Tucker Gentry Who i Saving Jefferson Davis Park on the 150th Anniversary of the Capture Irwinville GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Jane Tucker Gentry has made it her personal mission to keep Jefferson Davis Historic Site alive and well. She’s been able to do this despite a general lack of interest by most local politicians. I caught up with her at the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the capture of Jefferson Davis. The festivities included a Chasing Jefferson Davis Marathon, day-long re-enactments, free tours of the museum, as well as local food and craft vendors. Jane even did most of the baking herself. The event was capped off by a late afternoon showing of Gone with the Wind on the museum grounds.

Jefferson Davis Cowboys Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Capture at Irwinville GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Members of the local SCV encampment were on hand, as well as other supporters from all over Georgia.

Jefferson Davis Historic Site 150th Anniversary of the Capture Irwinville GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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“The Farm Was Our Own: Memories of the Irwinville Farms Project” – A Short Film by Erin O’Quinn

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/90821868″>The Farm Was Our Own: Memories of the Irwinville Farms Project</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user26571688″>Erin O'Quinn</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>

This is a wonderful tribute to the Irwinville Farms Project! Erin O’Quinn expertly blends archival photographs with the anthem of the Great Depression, Happy Days are Here Again, to set the context and has a great interview with Irwinville Farms resident Edward McIntyre. If you’re not familiar with Vanishing Media’s Irwinville Farms website, visit this link:

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Warren Farmhouse, Jackson Road

Irwinville GA Abandoned Farmhouse Collapsed Front Porch Southern Gothic Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

To see this Irwinville Farmhouse as it looked a little over five years ago, when the porch roof was still intact:

http://vanishingsouthgeorgia.com/2008/10/20/farmhouse-jackson-road/

Irwinville GA Abandoned Farmhouse Southern Gothic Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Thanks to Kevin Warren for the identification. This was the home of Lawson & Irma Warren.

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Irwinville Farms House

Irwinville Farms House Irwinville GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Like most of the surviving Irwinville Farms houses, this one has been expanded and modified, but it’s still a great example.

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Morehead’s Country Store, Irwinville

Irwinville GA Morehead's Country Store Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Johnny Morehead and family run a great country store and restaurant in Irwinville. Stop by for lunch if you’re ever in the area. There’s some nice Irwinville memorabilia in the store, too. Also, Johnny is one of the largest pecan brokers in the area, so if that’s something that interests you, inquire within. And tell them we sent you!

Morehead's Country Store Irwinville GA Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

You can like them on Facebook at the link below. It’s rarely updated, but has directions and contact information.

https://www.facebook.com/MoreheadsCountryStore

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Farmhouse, Irwinville

Abandoned Vernacular Farmhouse Architecture Screened In Front Porch Addition Siding Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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Irwinville Farms Health Clinic Building, Circa 1938

Irwinville Farms GA Irwin County Health Clinic Building Now a Private Residence FSA RA Great Depression Architecture Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

The image below, made by John Vachon in 1938, shows Irwinville Farms clients at this building.

Irwinville Farms GA Great Depression Resettlement Farm Security Administration Photograph by John Vachon Courtesy Library of Congress Brian Brown Vanishing Media USA 2013

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