This image represents a milestone for Vanishing South Georgia. Since beginning the website in 2008, I have traveled to every county in the southern half of the largest state east of the Mississippi River. When I consider that I’ve made over 250,000 photographs in the process of editing and choosing what is shown on the website I am overwhelmed at the geographical scope and diversity of this project.
I am constantly reassured by your comments, all of you sons and daughters of South Georgia, and myriad other friends and followers. Considering the success of this project I know you care about your roots and the places that have helped make you who you are today. Vanishing South Georgia has forced me to slow down and appreciate my surroundings, and daily interactions with people who share the same passion for preserving our heritage reinforces my resolve to continue the work.
Recent demographic trends suggest that for the first time in our history, America is more urban than rural; perhaps that drives interest in what I’m doing. I want to thank each and every one of you who has stopped by for making this the greatest journey this son of South Georgia has ever taken…