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December 2023 Newsletter: Historic Bridges of Rabun County

The December 2023 newsletter highlights some of the books available for sale in our museum and on our website. We also include photos and a bit of history on three of the important river crossings in the county and show how the bridges have evolved to keep pace with the  progress of transportation. 2023 Dec

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Law and Order: Purloined Pullets, Chicken Coops and Pest Houses

An editorial in the Clayton Tribune once declared, “Robberies, fights, shootings, knifings, street scuffles. They are all part of the contemporary history of Rabun County and Clayton.” It sounded like this was a pretty rough and lawless place. While some serious crimes were committed, there is a lighter side to some of the criminal activity

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Over 100 Years of Rabun County Singing Conventions: Seven-Shape Notation, 100-Foot-Long Dinner Tables, and a Courthouse That Talked

Singing conventions with large, enthusiastic crowds were Rabun County’s rock concerts back in the day. Think hymnals instead of the Rolling Stones In reporting on the three-day Rabun County Singing Convention in 1931, the Clayton Tribune wrote, “The attendance on Friday was rather small but on Saturday the crowd had grown almost to the capacity

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