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Occupy Pike Street, circa 1915

Fed up with the puddles on Pike Street, a number of Lawrenceville, GA, citizens make their displeasure known:

Protest on Pike Street, Lawrencevile GA, 1915

Protest on Pike Street, Lawrencevile GA, 1915

At the far left, two men are dredging the puddle with a seine. In the middle, the ringleaders – Charles Mason and his son Clarence – are using the tried-and-true “firearm” method of fishing (e.g. they have shotguns). The most successful is the boy on the far right, who’s hauled up a respectable fish using watermelon as bait.

Source: Stancil, W. Dorsey. Vanishing Gwinnett. Lawrenceville, GA: Gwinnett Historical Society, 1984.

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October 20th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

That’s One Big Collard Plant

Here is Mr. and Mrs. Homer Tuggle’s epic collard plant, circa 1951:

Collards

If it’s just one giant collard leaf, is it still a “mess” of collards?

Source: Stancil, W. Dorsey. Vanishing Gwinnett. Lawrenceville, GA: Gwinnett Historical Society, 1984.

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October 17th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

The Whacking Cane – A Lawrenceville Legend

The new city council of Lawrenceville, GA, is putting up new signs in the downtown square. No longer does one have to go hunting in poorly mimeographed books for local lore — it’s posted right at the place it happened. Love it! Here’s the story of Mrs. Philadelphia Winn Maltbie and her famous anti-liquor advocacy.

The Whacking Cane

The Whacking Cane

The Whacking Cane story is right beside McCray’s tavern, a local saloon and American-standard restaurant. Saloon -> pharmacy -> bar and grill.  I do like McCray’s, though. Good burgers.

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October 8th, 2011 at 3:47 pm