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Where the Yellow Daffodil Grows: Finding R. G. LeTourneau

A couple of weeks ago, we "went" looking for evidence of R. G. LeTourneau, the Industrialist that helped to reshape the rural area around the city of Toccoa. We found few reminders. Of course, the greatest evidence was located around Lake Louise—a private lake that LeTourneau built and now belongs to the Georgia Baptist Convention. [...]

By |2019-04-16T18:55:12-07:00April 14th, 2019|Living in Stephens County, Memories, The Company of Friends|0 Comments

Searching for R. G. LeTourneau

Recently, we went on a short search for what was left of R. G. LeTourneau's life in Toccoa, and I can tell you not much. R.G. LeTourneau was an industrialist that held more than 300 patents, simultaneously owned and operated manufacturing plants including one in Toccoa on four different continents, and founded LeTourneau University. Yet [...]

By |2019-03-30T06:32:15-07:00March 30th, 2019|Living in Stephens County, Memories|0 Comments

Sunset, the River, and Tugaloo Bend Beaver Ponds!

Finally, we had a break in the rain and I had a break in my schedule, and we headed out to the Tugaloo River for a sunset paddle to a very special hidden place—the wetlands near Tugaloo Bend. I had been wanting to paddle to this area for weeks but one thing after another kept [...]

Tugaloo River Corridor Light

A while back I walked beside the Tugaloo River Corridor and was surprised by the beauty and also the light that was on this area. Right now, I'm all about color and light! The river itself can be darker in the evenings, especially on the sides near the banks. This makes it super hard to [...]

Travelers Rest

Traveler's Rest today. This stagecoach inn and plantation home was built around 1815 by James R. Wyly. He strategically located it along the Unicoi Turnpike (formerly an Native American footpath), which was an early highway over the Appalachian Mountains. Wyly operated the inn until 1833 when he sold it to his neighbor Devereaux Jarrett, the [...]

By |2018-06-30T06:31:16-07:00June 30th, 2018|Living in Stephens County|0 Comments