This is a classic Cadillac, likely a 1949 model.
In business since 1897, Dickey Farms is one of Georgia’s most iconic peach growers and packers. People drive from far and wide to the out-of-the-way packinghouse here in Musella to buy their famous peach ice cream and other peach-based goodies. I can’t wait to try their peach cider.
National Register of Historic Places
(1883 – 2014)
Though this is north of the Fall Line and therefore associated with Vanishing North Georgia, I wanted to share since so many people have contacted me. I was really grateful for all the messages I received on Monday regarding the loss of this historic courthouse. It was amazing how people with no ties to the county felt the need to reach out. Apparently, a fire began around 3AM Monday morning and though first thought to be arson, it is now suspected that a random electrical event may have triggered the conflagration. Deborah Clayton wrote me this morning to say that her cousin and good friend, Hancock County Chairwoman Helen G. “Sistie” Hudson, was confident that the courthouse will be rebuilt as it was fully insured. In the 1950s a “new” brick facade was placed over the old one so the remaining walls are structurally sound, though still smoldering in places. The Georgia Archives is sending in a disaster recovery team as all records were in the vault and since it wasn’t properly closed much conservation will be needed. A rebuild won’t replace the original, but it shows the resolve of the entire community when it comes to their historic resources.