(Black and white pictures from Phil Schmidt. I don't have names. DMS) 

Part I

Saturday, April 16, 1966, dawned cool but clear, a perfect day for outdoor activity or even underground activity for those who were interested in spelunking or caving. At least two groups of ca...

According to the New Georgia Encyclopedia, there are 514 caves in Georgia. Of these, 164 are in Dade County. There are 149 in Walker County. Cave exploration has been a subculture in Dade County for . . . I don’t know . . . as long as there have been people in this are...

Tales & Secrets from the Grave

Cemetery Walking Tour

Presented by the Dade County Historical Society

May 19, 2018        4 to 6 PM

Baptist & Payne Cemeteries

In the Dade County Historical Society's May 19 cemetery walking tour, "Tales & Secrets...

This picture is from 1938. Notice that people are gathered on the left side of the church instead of the direction of the fellowship hall.

The gang from the Historical Society is busily trying to pull together all of information that we can find about the 10 p...

As one drives north on Highway 11 through Trenton, located between Industrial Boulevard South and North, there is a small road named Jacoway Street. The street is named for early residents of Trenton/Dade County. The Jacoway family was key in the community for most of...

Dade County Historical Society Meeting, Courthouse Tour and Facts from Our Past

by Donna M. Street

The Dade County Historical Society will have our first quarter meeting this Saturday morning, March 10, at 10:30 at the public library. Come and join us. We will adjourn at...

Genealogy, or the tracing of one’s family history, can be a fascinating and frustrating enterprise. We are almost certain to stumble upon some surprises. Watching the show Finding Your Roots recently, I saw a Jewish comedian from New York, Larry David, learn that he ha...

​​Reuben--”R.C.”-- Downer was among my favorites of the WWII vets I interviewed in 2008. He stormed the beaches. He rolled into Germany. And he sauntered down the streets of England with a pretty girl on each arm.  He was eventually knighted by the French.  He is also...

Editor's Note: Don Wallace's was among the WWII veteran interviews I did in 2008-9 that I remember most vividly. He had joined the Merchant Marine at an insanely tender age and had all sorts of splashy nautical adventures involving guitar-playing Spaniards and dancing...

Editor's Note: It was hard to choose profiles for this Veterans Day series, but Vernon Cureton's tale of a small-town boy in a big-ass war, told with modesty and gentle humor, exemplifies themes that I heard over and over from Dade's WWII veterans. "I wanted to get in...

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