About Chattooga Photo History
Chattooga Photo History was established in 2010 by former Summerville resident Greg McCollum. The website features a large archive of photographs taken prior to 1980 and was updated monthly until June 2015 with vintage images. It is now a static website and is no longer updated.
Starting with only a few photographs, in 2010 Greg uploaded his scans of old Polaroid shots taken as a school photographer at Chattooga High School. Soon, website visitors were contributing photographs and assisting in locating others. The large collection of photographs led to Greg authoring a book on Chattooga County published by Arcadia Publishing in 2012 as part of their Images of America series of local photo histories.
Greg grew up in Summerville, the son of Hazel and Harvey McCollum. He graduated from Chattooga High School in 1971. He married the former Barbara Pickle from Menlo in 1978 and they now reside in Rome, Georgia. They have two children and one grandchild. Greg's sister, Yvonne Norton, still lives in Summerville.