A Stroll Through Fitzgerald, GA, in the Forties

A Stroll Through Fitzgerald, GA, in the Forties

by Paul B. Dunn
     
 

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Take an imaginary stroll with Paul Dunn as he recalls his home town of Fitzgerald, Georgia, circa 1946, touring the streets and businesses of the town, which is rich in history and tradition. A true slice of nostalgic small-town Americana in a simpler time, the post-World War II era.  See more details below

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Take an imaginary stroll with Paul Dunn as he recalls his home town of Fitzgerald, Georgia, circa 1946, touring the streets and businesses of the town, which is rich in history and tradition. A true slice of nostalgic small-town Americana in a simpler time, the post-World War II era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013325173
Publisher:
ThomasMax Publishing
Publication date:
08/25/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Describing Paul Dunn is rather complex. He has worn many “hats” so to speak. He was the fourth child of a northern mother and a southern father, becoming the only one to survive to adulthood. Born in 1929, he arrived with the Great Depression of that fateful year. The South Georgia town of Fitzgerald, settled by Northern Civil War Veterans late in the nineteenth century, which became a railroad terminal, cotton mill and sawmill enclave, offered many interesting street characters, stores, cafes and “Honkie Tonks”. The town soon swelled to a population of ten thousand souls, which worked hard all week and played hard on pay day, and crowded the sidewalks, alleys and streets from noon on Saturday until the wee hours of Sunday am. Paul learned to walk on these well worn sidewalks, knew every nook and corner of the town, he experienced more changes, saw more people come and go, more wars fought, and more stories of adventure and romance told in the 76 years he spent railroading, sawmilling, cattle trading, house building, not to mention hunting and fishing adventures. A quadruple bypass heart surgery recently opened the door to a new adventure, now with pen in hand he is trying to recapture his colorful memories on paper, for generations to come, having recently written an award winning short story.

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