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Auburn, 1899, Long County

This was the home of Helen Williams Coxon (1899-1989), a pioneer journalist,editor, and publisher (The Ludowici News). Known statewide as the “Lady from Long”, she served in the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate. She was also the first woman on the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, serving the year it was created (1943). The home, known as Auburn, was built by Helen’s father, Harry Guston Williams (1864-1937), who came from Warren County, North Carolina, to Georgia, and eventually operated thirteen sawmills. It remains in the family.

Helen Reid Williams Coxon [Public Domain Photograph, via Georgia Department of Pardons and Paroles]

 

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Portal Hunting Club, Long County

On the edge of the Bulltown Swamp where Long, McIntosh, and Liberty counties meet, is this cinderblock clubhouse. Though the structure dates to 1956, a group of men from Portal, Georgia, started the Portal Hunting Club in 1900. It’s one of the oldest hunting clubs in Georgia [maybe the oldest].

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Altamaha River Floodplain, Long County

Five days after the storm, snow remains in shady spots, like this swamp in the Altamaha floodplain.

South Georgia Snowstorm, 2018

 

 

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Henry Walcott Road, Long County

South Georgia Snowstorm, 2018

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Parker Cabin & Commissary, Wefanie

While I was out photographing with Mike McCall today, we ran into Jimmy Parker, who noted that he was born in this cabin and restored it in recent years.

This commissary was part of the family’s timber and turpentine operations and was at its busiest during World War II.

South Georgia Snowstorm, 2018

 

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Cato House, Ludowici

South Georgia Snowstorm, 2018

 

 

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South Georgia Snowstorm, 2018

On 3 January 2018, Winter Storm Grayson dumped snow all over Southeast Georgia, transforming the region into a winter wonderland.

As snow goes, it may not seem like much, but many locales received their first measurable snowfall in nearly 30 years.

Snow plows and sand trucks are rarely seen in these parts.

The snow was nicest in the woods.

Because of the novelty of this kind of weather in our part of the world, people were out enjoying it throughout the day.

 

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