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Log Tobacco Barn Ruins, Ben Hill County

This was photographed in 2002 and gone by 2010.

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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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Hay Barn, Irwin County

This was photographed in 2001 and razed by 2010.

 

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Craftsman Farmhouse, Irwin County

This large Craftsman farmhouse and row of barns on Peach Road were obviously the center of a busy farm at one time. I made these photographs in 2001 and the structures were all gone by 2010-12.

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Deberry Tobacco Barn, Irwin County

This film photograph, from 2002, is an earlier view of the barn near Spring Hill Primitive Baptist Church, seen here. It was the first tobacco barn I was able to document over a long period of time. Nancy Harper Redman writes: Hoke Deberry owned this property, which includes the spring from which the church gets its name…My Dad (the late Marcus F. Roberts of Berrien County) was related to some of the Deberrys. He played in that spring and woods when he was a small boy.

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Hay Barn, Irwin County

This barn was located on Highway 32, a few miles from the Coffee County line. I made this photograph in 2002 and am not sure if it’s still standing.

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Board-and-Batten Tenant Farmhouse, Irwin County

This film photograph was made in 2001. This structure was demolished by 2013.

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