Sometimes, I just can’t settle on a straight-up historical story. If you have written anything that requires research, then it was probably assigned to you by a teacher like me. You know how grueling that was. I didn’t have time for that this week, but I have made a pl...

A grant for a historic resources survey of the city of Trenton was received by Trenton and Dade County through the Historic Preservation Department of Georgia. Cumberland Applied Research Associates, Inc. (CARA) will be conducting this inventory of each building or str...

The Historical Society met on Saturday with about 10 members present. We had a very productive meeting. We continue to work and plan for the Wreaths Across America project for December. In conjunction with the American Legion, the Auxiliary and the Mary and Martha C-Gr...

First, thanks to all who participated either in preparing or presenting and also to the 85 or so folks who attended the Dade Historical Society's Cave Symposium. The library was comfortably filled with lots of old friends who might never have seen each other in the lig...

As you read this article, The Dade County Historical Society is preparing a program for the public about caves in Dade County. This program will be at the public library this Thursday evening, September 5, from 7-9 p.m. There is no charge for the program. We have corra...

Let’s recap the activities of the year for the Historical Society. We tried for two months to host the hike into the Coke Ovens in the remains of the old city and community of Cole City. After the rain abated, the hike was a great success in March.

We planned and execu...

Donna Street pinch-hits again this week for regular library columnist Linda Wilson, who has been on vacation.

There aren’t many special activities at the library this week, but there will be plenty going on for the rest of the month of August. School starts this week an...

Regular library columnist Linda Wilson and her husband have gone a trip and she asked me to cover the library beat for her for this week and next.

The library is between big events, having just completed a very successful Summer Reading season. The furniture at the lib...

We are nearing the end of what I call “Cemetery Season.”  That is, the season for what we Southerners know as Decoration Day for any cemetery where our relatives are laid to rest. You probably have not considered exactly why the decorating of a cemetery is so important...

The Dade County Historical Society will host the second annual Cemetery Walk on Saturday, May 18. The featured cemetery will be the Brock Morrison Cemetery at the foot of Lookout Mountain at 283 Creek Road.  

The Brock Family arrived in Dade by the 1850s and joined the...

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