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Newcomer Hunting Cabin, 1940s, Wilcox County

Jan Stokes notes that Charlie Newcomer, Sr., built this hunting cabin on Spring Lake Creek in the early 1940s and it’s still in use today. Spring Lake Creek is a tributary of the Ocmulgee River near the Wilcox-Ben Hill County line and is fed by one of several springs in the area. I spent many holidays here in my youth swimming and exploring the surrounding woods. The spring-fed water was so cold that we cooled our watermelons in it.  I made this photo in 1986.

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Sunflowers at Oliver Farm, Pitts

oliver farm sunflowers pitts ga photograph copyright brian bown vanisihng south georgia usa 2016

Don’t be surprised to see fields full of sunflowers if you’re driving near Pitts in the summertime. Clay Oliver, of Oliver Farm, has grown a new industry in Wilcox County with his highly awarded pecan, sunflower and other cold pressed oils. He’s recently added peanut, sesame, and pumpkin oils and flours to his product line. My personal favorite, which I can’t do without, is the pecan oil, but I also use the sunflower oil. You can order from his website, but many of his products are available in specialty food stores throughout the Southeast, with new locations being added regularly.

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New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, Pitts

historic new smyrna primitive baptist church pitts ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

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Moccasin Slide, Pitts

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I just like the name of this street in Pitts.

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Queen Anne House, Pitts

pitts ga three gabled queen anne house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

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8th Street, Pitts

pitts ga historic storefronts photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

8th Street was Pitts’ main drag during its heyday. Many of the historic commercial storefronts have been restored or stabilized in varying degrees by Delano Braziel.

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King’s Garage, Pitts

pitts ga kings garage gas station photograph copyright brian bown vanishing south georgia usa 20102010

As you can see from these two photographs, the old King’s Garage has greatly deteriorated over the past six years.

pitts ga kings garage photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 20162016

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