Gene Espy, editor
of the Summerville
allowed me to scan the following photographs for use in my Chattooga
County book as well as this website. Gene was a big help in my initial
search for old photographs for the book, and was also kind enough to
feature the book in the Summerville
when it was published.
Although Gene did
not have information on several of the following photographs, perhaps
you'll recognize something and can contact me with additional caption
Written on the
back of this photograph: "Ellen Pitts when she lived in Summerville
before her marriage to Rev. Walker, father of Gov. Walker." Photograph
taken by a Dansville, New York photographer.
The following four images were scanned from the Summerville News
"Fruit and Industrial Edition" dated July 17, 1901.
"Mr. H.H. Arrington, founder of Arrington Drug Co., was born in
Meriwether County, Ga., April 2, 1866. Started in the drug business in
1879 when only eleven years of age.... He moved to Summerville November
1, 1888 and remained here until 1897." The Arrington building, formerly
Jackson Drug Store, still stands on the northwest corner of Commerce
and West Washington Streets in Summerville.
The newspaper also reported that "Messrs. J.R. Jackson and J.L.
McGinnis are the efficient clerks and by their courtesy make it
pleasant for every customer."
The drug store stocked seeds, paints, cigars, school books, jewelry,
and veterinary remedies. They also manufactured "Arrington's Diarrhoea
and Dysentery Cure" as well as cough cures, southern herbs, liver
pills, porous plasters, a rheumatic liniment, and "Fairy Queen Cologne."
The company was also the official agents for "the Eureka Preserving
Powders, a powder that is gearanteed to preserve fruit and that is also
A.J. Lawrence, founder of Menlo.
Robert Andrew "Bob" McWhorter (1851-1934) lived near Menlo.
G. W. Agnew
Date and location unknown. From left to right (front row): Tommy
Romine, unidentified, Ellis Echols, unidentified, and Jamie Gamble;
(second row) Clarence Gilkerson, Charlie Romine, Oscar Reece, George
Kiker, Roy Silk, Cliffie Blair, unidentified, Mae Wooten, and Mattie
Lou Wooten; (third row) unidentified, Arnold Kiker, Lonnie Ellenburg,
Maude Moseley (teacher), Fannie Lou Booker, Annie Blair Mahan, and
Frank Gamble; (top row) unidentified, Ross Tarvin (sp?), Jim Tedder,
Guye Echols, Alice Wooten, and unidentified.
Mr. Wade's boat.
What a catch!
Out for a joyride.
According to the Summerville News
in their August 22, 1968 issue, "Dewey Hale of Cloudland, who brought
in the above picture, said it was the first steam turbine installed in
No. 3 engine room at Trion. It was probably installed shortly after the
mill was purchased by Riegel in 1912."
Was this was taken outside of the courthouse?
This photograph of Penn Place near Trion shows Mr. and Mrs. William H.
Penn and daughter Ellen in their front yard in 1895.
"Alpine Glow" south of Menlo was home to the Dodd family for many
years, but was originally built by Samuel Knox in 1843.
Another view of "Alpine Glow."
Alpine Presbyterian Church was founded in 1853. It was used as a field
hospital by Union Soldiers during the Civil War.
"Mrs. John Webster and Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Christopher, 1917, Menlo,
Fugazzi Fruit Farm."
Webster and Dan at the Fugazzi Fruit Farm, Menlo, Georgia, 1935.
1949 Summerville High School football team with coaches Garland
Pinholster (left) and Brook Pierce (right).
Summerville School was constructed in 1914. (This photograph was
probably taken after 1980.) It's a shame the school board sold this
building instead of restoring and repurposing it.
Jordan and O.G. Morehead hold the banner for the Summerville Junior
Chamber of Commerce during a late 1950s parade down Commerce Street in
Summerville. Stores on the right (going right to left): Salmon Butane
Company, Southern 5 & 10 Cent Store, and Packer's Shoes.
Menlo Methodist Church.
Albert G. "Pete" Dunson (top left) was head of the Summerville
Manufacturing Company (AKA Summerville Cotton Mill) for several years.
From the March 26, 1964 Summerville News:
"Here are some of the leaders of the Summerville Little League which
will open its 1964 season April 27. Shown (left to right) are: James
Abney, retiring president; Grady McCalmon, player agent; Ralph Stanley,
Shavin, vice president; and Joe Stephenson, president of the
Summerville Lions Club."
L.C. "Sadd" Dalton (left) was the construction superintendent at the
Trion Mill for 47 years. He appears to be the center of attention in this photograph taken at
the Riegeldale Tavern. Photograph circa 1960s?
The Chattooga High School Marching Band, circa 1965.
A law class taught by Jerry Westbrooks (bottom right) in 1969. Seated
are, from left to right, Steve Dyer, J.C. Langston, Irene Wofford,
Hazel Vaughn, Tommy Langston, and Katherine Langston. Others included
(not in order) Lee Kitchens, Griffin Pledger, Dan Langston, Larry
W. Bennett, Mike Carmon, William Bell, Herman F. Harrison, L.D. McCary,
Harriel (?) Davis, W.M. Whaley, James Pierce, Roy J. Starkey, Fred
Stewart, Hinton Logan, Alfred D. Henderson, Chuck Henderson, Howard
Holbert, C.C. Brooks, and Robert Blackmon.
Thanks to Gene Espy and the Summerville News for the photographs.