Alan Anderson wrote:
On August 22, 1888, a reporter for the Americus
John Sheffield and Ross Harper measuring off the
courthouse square. Upon inquiring as to their purpose,
young Sheffield responded, “Because Maj. Speer and Papa
told me to.” ........
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|Corner of Lee and Lamar St. looking East
For those of you who don't know what James Chevrolet looked like before it was modernized in the middle 60s.
Since the water tower in the background was constructed in 1937 and the Doughboy statue was removed to Rees Park in 1947, that gives you a time frame for the photo. Do you know who the boy is? Also, my mother's family lived in one of the those houses back in the 1930s, as they used to listen to the Big Bethel Baptist choir across the street. One of those houses had a family cemetery in the backyard, too.
Click here for Mike Saliba's photos of the monument removal.
Click here to see early street
layout for Americus
S.A.M SHORTLINE RAILROAD
Tornado touches down where legend
says it would never happen. Click below for photos of the damage
caused by the storm that hit Americus, GA on March 1, 2007. Click on
links to more photos below.