Category Archives: –WILCOX COUNTY GA–
While photographing in Pitts one day, I was told that this was the old movie theatre. Though it’s hard to imagine a town as small as Pitts having a theatre, it was once a much busier place. Robert Jett notes that this was Jett’s Hardware, operated by his father, E. B. Jett, from about 1955 to 1960; he confirms that it was used as a theatre before then.
Water seems to be a common theme in South Georgia this week. With February rainfall totals breaking records which have stood since in some areas since the 1870s, nearly every river in the region has swollen far beyond its banks. Vanishing Media is in the process of launching a new website which will focus on these special places, as well as other natural areas. Mike McCall will be providing most of the images. You can check out his work here:
This post illustrates Little River, an oxbow of the Ocmulgee near Poor Robin Spring in Wilcox County. The stream’s current here is amazingly fast, more like a stream in the Piedmont than in the Coastal Plain.Thanks to Bruce Greene for giving me access to the property.
For other views of this house, a favorite of mine near my hometown:
This is another local favorite, but I’ve found it quite difficult to photograph over the years. I call it a duplex for the positioning of the front doors. This style is commonly found among our remaining tenant farmhouses. I suspect it was a matter of economics for the landlord. The living conditions would have been utilitarian at best.