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Alonzo G. Veal & Son, Deepstep

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This is one of the most famous country stores in Georgia. The present owner is a daughter of Mr. Veal and she has recently renovated the building. I still hope to rephotograph it soon. Maxine Cunningham writes: My great-grand father, George Washington Danzy, and grandfather, Elisha Danzy, both frequented the store. We used to visit Deepstep multiple times when I was a child and teenager as my mom was born there. In 1928, it also housed the doctor’s “office”. Not to impart with a tragic occurrence, but I’ve been told, my great-grandfather went there on December 6 (1928) to get the doctor to attend to one of his son-in-laws whose medical condition had deteriorated. While there, he suffered a cerebral vascular accident (stroke). The doctor was able to get him back home where he and his son-in-law both passed away.

Deepstep GA Washington County Old Country Store Alonzo G Veal & Son Coca Cola Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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Town Hall & Public Library, Deepstep

Deepstep GA Washington County City Hall Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

A sign you’ll see as you approach Deepstep proclaims this picturesque village to be the “Heart of Kaolin”. Considering that, there’s a lot of “chalk truck” traffic here, so use caution when photographing. Chalk truck is the name used by locals for the huge semis that move the bulk kaolin almost non-stop.

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Barns & Signs, Deepstep

Deepstep GA Washington County Old Barns Garage Dodge Truck Feed Seed Fertilizer SIgns Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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