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Plate and Place: Culture and Cooking in West Georgia
Item # 345 -- Price: $34.95
For her latest work, LaGrange-based author, Jackie Kennedy, combines a bit of history, a few anecdotes, and more than 300 recipes to commemorate Diverse Power’s 80th Anniversary. The electric cooperative solicited recipes from its membership and 14 recipe testers selected the best to be written into a 320-page hardback cookbook. Part tourism, part memory, part tasty, this cookbook is a lovely addition to any kitchen.
The Nancy Hart Militia: Women of Uncommon Courage
Item # 425 -- Price: $15.00
The Nancy Hart Militia of La Grange, Georgia trained during the Civil War not to go looking for trouble but to be ready if trouble should come. It did in the last days of the war when the women faced an invading force of 2500 Union troops.
Last Fort to Fall: The Battle of West Point
Item # 423 -- Price: $20.00
When a Union cavalry brigade threatened the town Easter morning, April 16, 1865, General Robert C. Tyler occupied the fort named in his honor with a hastily organized garrison of regulars, hospital convalescents, townspeople, and even schoolboys. Against incredible odds, this small group of approximately 100 defenders held off 3,700 seasoned Union troops until their ammunition was depleted, giving Fort Tyler the distinction of being the "Last Fort to Fall."
DVD running 24 minutes, with additional commentary feature.
Sold Down the River: Slavery in the Lower Chattahoochee Valley of Alabama and Georgia
Item # 295 -- Price: $24.95
By Anthony Gene Carey
No Remorse: The Rise and Fall of John Wallace
Item # 00286 -- Price: $24.95
By: Dot Moore
A 1948 murder committed in Georgiażs Coweta County was controversial not only for its middle-of-the-night mystery, but also for the role played by prominent businessman John Wallace. In No Remorse: The Rise and Fall of the Killer John Wallace, bestselling nonfiction author Dot Moore explores not only that fateful night, but also the events that brought John Wallace to that point -- the death of his father when Wallace was only eleven years old, and his early exposure to the making and selling of moonshine whiskey. Moonshine would later play a part in the murder for which Georgia sent Wallace to the electric chair. In striking detail, Moore explores Wallace's fascinating life, including his fits of uncontrollable rage. Moore includes actual letters to and from Wallace, as well as copious historical images, to give a full picture of the Georgia figure. With a cast of characters that includes fortune-teller Mahaley Lancaster, subject of Moore's well-known biography, Oracle of the Ages, No Remorse is a Southern true crime biography like no other.
Images of America: LaGrange
Item # 00284 -- Price: $21.99
Authors Glenda Ralston Major, Forrest Clark Johnson, III and Kaye Lanning Minchew bring to life the stories of many people, places and events related to LaGrange and its history. Using photographs, maps and illustrations, they trace the almost 200 year history of the "City of Elms and Roses" from Indians to modern times. Published by Arcadia, this is the most recent volume about LaGrange and west Georgia history these authors have written.
The Pen of Carrie Fall Benson
Item # 00220 -- Price: $29.95
By Louise Hammett. A collection of poems and writings. Hardbound.
Covered Bridges of Georgia
Item # 187 -- Price: $20.00
By Thomas French, Jr. and Edward L. French. Reformatted version of the 1984 book featuring photos and architectural drawings of covered bridges in Georgia. Softbound.
For Love of Country
Item # 0089 -- Price: $10.00
By Dr. John West. Record of over 300 Troup County people who died while on active duty in military services during the 20th century. Softbound.
Young American Hero: Hammet L. Bowen, Jr.
Item # 191 -- Price: $9.99
By Kenneth Seymour. Authorized biography of Medal of Honor recipient Hammet L. Bowen, Jr. Softbound.
The Red Book: The Life of Frank Edwards
Item # 167 -- Price: $10.00
Edited by Earle E. Griggs. Account of the army life of a Troup County Confederate Soldier 1861-1865. Softbound.
History of LaGrange First Methodist Church
Item # 343 -- Price: $30.00
By F. Clark Johnson, III. Over 500 pages detailing the history of the church, including membership lists, World War II servicemen, gifts, memorials, and more. Indexed. Hardbound.
Stepping into History Activity Book
Item # 92 -- Price: $3.00
Puzzles, coloring pages, and activities available in two age appropriate levels 3-6 yrs and 7-12 yrs.
Building Bridges Across the Ocean: LaGrange/Craigavon
Item # 275 -- Price: $30.00
By Clark Johnson and Lewis Porter. Pictorial and historical guide to two sister cities in Georgia and Northern Ireland. Hardbound.
Hollyhocks and Old Maid Aunts: A Book of Memories, Favorite poems, and Family Recipes
Item # 189 -- Price: $15.00
By Glenda Major. A glimpse into the life of the author through over 180 pages of recipes, family stories, amusing anecdotes and poetry. Softbound.
Bridging Deep South Rivers: The Life and Legend of Horace King
Item # 00219 -- Price: $34.95
By John Lupold and Thomas French. The first biography of this gifted architect and engineer who transcended the limits of slavery and segregation to become a successful entrepreneur and builder. Hardbound.
Images of America: Troup County
Item # 0050 -- Price: $19.99
By Glenda Major, Forrest Clark Johnson III, and Kaye Minchew. Historic photographs of sites and scenes with detailed descriptions that tell the story of the county from its earliest settlement to the modern era. Softbound
The LaGrange Public Schools, 1903-1984
Item # 207 -- Price: $15.00
By Lillian Clark and William Keller, this book is a detailed history of the LaGrange Public School System and includes histories of each school. Index and photos included. Hardbound.
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF HOGANSVILLE, 1830-1970
Item # 429 -- Price: $7.00
by Jane Strain
A very informative pamphlet which traces the development of this northeastern Troup County town from its earliest days as the site of William Hogan's plantation to its Centennial in 1970.
PEOPLE OF ANTEBELLUM TROUP COUNTY, GA.
Item # 341 -- Price: $20.00
Includes censuses of the county for 1830 through 1860 plus the 1850 & 1860 slave schedules and the 1850 mortality schedule. Additional lists include original land owners of Troup County and genealogical & historical abstracts from Troup County Court cases. Indexed.
MEMORIES IN MARBLE: HILL VIEW AND HILL VIEW ANNEX CEMETERIES
Item # 342 -- Price: $20.00
by F. C. Johnson, III.
Hardbound volumes gives complete transcription of tombstones in the two adjoining cemeteries which was the principal burial place for LaGrange and surrounding Troup County from 1830 until the mid-20th century.
FROM THE BRUSH ARBOR TO THE TEMPLE BEAUTIFUL: A HISTORICAL COMPILATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHURCHES
Item # 197 -- Price: $25.00
by Oliver N. Greene, Sr.
Contains brief histories of all African-American Churches in Troup County, Georgia.
EARLY MARRIAGES, TROUP COUNTY, GEORGIA, 1828-1900
Item # 302 -- Price: $20.00
Compiled by Merle Bruce.
Listed alphabetically by groom and indexed with bride's name. Reference given to marriage books in Probate Office.
FAMILY, CHURCH, AND COMMUNITY CEMETERIES OF TROUP COUNTY, GEORGIA
Item # 196 -- Price: $25.00
compiled by Dorothy McClendon, Lillie Lambert, and Danny Knight.
502 pages, indexed, listed by locations. Includes descriptions of graves and inscriptions.
ESTATE RECORDS OF TROUP COUNTY, GEORGIA, 1827-1850
Item # 195 -- Price: $20.00
compiled by Randall Allen and Danny Knight.
433 pages, hard cover, indexed, includes abstracts of all entries recorded in Troup County Inferior Court's will books and return books for the first twenty-three years of the county's existence. Sources are listed so researchers can locate and examine original records.
PAID IN KIND: THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN TROUP COUNTY, 1831-1930
Item # 188 -- Price: $12.50
Glenda Major, author.
An important reference book about Troup County's history. Documents the central role that doctors and medicine played in the county's development. Over 300 pages, indexed, with photographs and medical illustrations. Hardbound
TRAVELS THROUGH TROUP COUNTY: A GUIDE TO ITS ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORY
Item # 053 -- Price: $10.00
by John Lawrence, Professor of Art at LaGrange College.
The 138-page book features 100 photographs of historic houses and buildings located in LaGrange, West Point, Hogansville, and throughout Troup County. Lawrence used a large format camera to make the beautifully detailed photos. Each has a caption highlighting architectural details, the history of the structure and the community. Maps drawn by Randall Allen will help motorists tour the county and study the structures in person. The book also contains a short, but thorough, history of Troup County written by Julie Turner.
TREASURES OF TROUP COUNTY: A PICTORIAL HISTORY
Item # 0052 -- Price: $25.00
A 263-page volume filled with over 400 black and white and color photographs. This coffee-table book makes a handsome addition to any office or home. Both long-time residents and people just moving into the area are fascinated by the chapters on education, religion, industry, military, leisure, commercial, and modern day life. Authors Glenda Major and F. Clark Johnson, III, worked with a committee of Troup County residents to depict the history of Troup County through photographs, maps, and illustrations.
HISTORY OF TROUP COUNTY
Item # 198 -- Price: $44.00
By Clifford Smith, 1933. Reprinted with a new personal name and subject index.
CELEBRATING TROUP COUNTY, 1826-2000
Item # 249 -- Price: $10.00
A video production by the Historical Society which combines Vintage film clips and scenes from the Millennium New Year's Eve Party, to tell the history of the county. Available in DVD and VHS format.
TROUP COUNTY IN VINTAGE POSTCARDS
Item # 062 -- Price: $19.00
Published by Arcadia Publishing Company, 2002. This volume looks back at LaGrange, Hogansville, West Point, and the surrounding area through 20th century postcards. Topics include textile mills, downtown scenes, churches and schools, cotton pickers, trains and depots, and much more. Authors were Chris Cleaveland, Clark Johnson, Kaye Minchew, and Stephen Johnson. 128 pages, 220 postcards, indexed. Softbound.