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Folk Victorian Farmhouse, Pierce County

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Cotton Gin, Patterson

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Carol Harper writes: My Grandaddy, John Henry Harris, built this cotton gin along with gins in Jesup, Cordele, and Sylvester. My father, William H. (Bill) Cooper, managed the Patterson Gin and was chief ginner there for many years. After my Grandaddy’s death and the devastation of cotton crops by the boll weevil, the gin was dismantled, my parents purchased the business, and what was once a cotton gin became a farm supply and custom fertilizer spreading operation. My two younger brothers, Bill Jr. and Charlie, and I considered ourselves very fortunate to have grown up surrounded by the sight and smell of King Cotton. Our Mother, Jean Harris Cooper, managed the gin office while Daddy ginned the cotton. Today, once again, I am proud to write cotton grows on my farm in Pierce County.

 

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Peacock’s Grocery & Garage, Mershon

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I ran into a local gentleman while photographing in Mershon and he said that sixty years ago this was a busy place, where turpentine workers who lived nearby ran accounts. He also said his father remembered working on Model-T Fords in the garage at the rear of the store.

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Grocery Store, Mershon

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Abandoned House, Mershon

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Dixon Commissary, Walkerville

Walkerville GA Pierce County Old Dixon Commissary Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

I had a brief visit with the owner of this structure today, who graciously allowed me access to the property. He noted that it was once a commissary, owned by Alvin and Lizzie Dixon, the grandparents of well-known WTOC-TV anchorman, Sonny Dixon. It served as a general store and post office for Walkerville, as well. Stabilization and basic restorations have been made to insure its survival.

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Walker House, Pierce County

Pierce County GA Abandoned Farmhouse Near Ramah Church Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Thanks to Julie Bennett Godfrey, whose family owns the property, for the identification.

Pierce County GA Abandoned Farmhouse Photogaph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

It’s time is short but what a history it represents.

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Pierce County GA Abandoned Farmhouse Walkerville Mershon Area Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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