Woodstock: 1860-1970, Georgia (Images of America Series)

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In 1830, settlers in Woodstock first cleared the land for crops and livestock. Paths were crude and rough. In the mid- to late 1800s, the small, agricultural community grew into a town with grocers, blacksmiths, mills, and livery stables with help from the railroad, which was a trading and communication line to the new town. Before the Civil War, the cotton industry boomed; in 1860, there were 33 cotton mills in Georgia employing about 2,800 workers. But by the 1930s, Woodstock had suffered the drastic effects ...
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Woodstock:: 1860-1970

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In 1830, settlers in Woodstock first cleared the land for crops and livestock. Paths were crude and rough. In the mid- to late 1800s, the small, agricultural community grew into a town with grocers, blacksmiths, mills, and livery stables with help from the railroad, which was a trading and communication line to the new town. Before the Civil War, the cotton industry boomed; in 1860, there were 33 cotton mills in Georgia employing about 2,800 workers. But by the 1930s, Woodstock had suffered the drastic effects of the Depression, and the cotton industry declined. In the 1940s, after the Depression left many farmers broke, poultry became the new thriving business. The depot, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1912 by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad to replace the depot of 1879. It served as the center of shipping and receiving freight and the arrival and departure point for civilian passengers and military personnel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738554259
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 5/20/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 934,165
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Author Felicia S. Whitmore is a technical writer, editor, and former Cherokee County reporter. All photographs were obtained from current and former Woodstock residents and from the Woodstock Public Library, the Cherokee County Historical Society, and Preservation Woodstock.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 6

1 War Veterans 9

2 Influence of the Railroad 19

3 Cotton and Poultry Industry 25

4 Local Merchants 35

5 Founding Families 61

6 Original Homes 71

7 Churches 87

8 Education 99

9 Leisure and Civic Groups 109

10 Woodstock's Famous 125

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  • Posted July 15, 2013

    Very nicely written. You can tell that the writer spent lots of

    Very nicely written. You can tell that the writer spent lots of time researching the area, and really cares about
    the citizens. Photographs are amazing. Very professional writer.

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