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Plant Park Memorial Fountain, Circa 1879, Waycross

One of the oldest municipal projects in downtown Waycross, the Memorial Fountain in Plant Park was installed circa 1879 and cast by the Robinson Iron Works of Alexander City, Alabama. The bird on the top was apparently replaced at some point.

Waycross Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Frontier Village, Fort Gaines

Frontier Village is a collection of publicly accessible historic structures located adjacent to the replica of the 1816 blockhouse. There’s no admission cost. The two houses below are a good general representation of early styles common in the area in the 19th century.

Newt Engram Dogtrot House. Originally located in Lightard Knot Springs near Zetto, this is thought to have been built by Seaborn P. Engram and passed to Newt Engram. (Some Engrams in Clay County spelled their name with an “E” while others in the family spelled it with an “I”. Since I’m not a genealogist, I’m not quite sure the distinction).

Herbert and Liza Ingram House. This single-pen log house was originally located near Sutton’s Corner.

 

 

 

 

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Peachtree Street from the Square, Cuthbert

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White-tailed Deer, Okefenokee Swamp

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White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) are abundant in the Okefenokee and the ones I photographed at Stephen C. Foster State Park were nearly tame. Their are signs warning against feeding them, but people apparently do so anyway.

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Connie’s Children’s Park, Nashville

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Created and named  for Nashville’s first woman mayor, the late Connie Tate Perry, Connie’s Children’s Park is located beside the old courthouse. I can’t emphasize enough how wonderful this fountain is as a piece of accessible public art. There’s really nothing to compare in South Georgia.

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Okefenokee Swamp, Charlton County

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The drive on the Okefenokee Trail (Georgia Highway 177) from Fargo to the entrance of Stephen C. Foster State Park will give an indication that you’re about to be in a real wilderness. There isn’t a sign of civilization for miles.

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Practically tame, White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) can often be seen grazing near the entrance to the state park.

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Though the swamp had been in a drought for several years when I made these photographs, search and rescue boats were on hand to illustrate the real dangers of getting lost in the swamp.

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The Trembling Earth Nature Trail is the easiest way to see a microcosm of the swamp at the park, though a boat is always best. Fred Deal designed this walkway when he attended Ware Technical school in 1967.

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The boardwalk is always well-maintained. It’s a great place to watch birds. I caught a quick glimpse of this Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus).

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The swamp is quite different in the winter, especially in low water.

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I’ve always found alligators in abundance in the Okefenokee, but didn’t see a single one on this visit.

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Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) is ubiquitous. As a native of South Georgia I appreciate its beauty and place in the ecosystem.

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