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Juliette Low establishes First Girl Scout camp

Camp Juliette Low, in Chattooga County GA, today is a private, non-profit summer camp for girls ages 7 to 17. Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, was instrumental in getting this camp underway; in fact it’s the only camp she personally helped establish. Low brought girl scouting to her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, […]

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The Coon Creek Girls play the White House

On the evening of June 8,1939 limousines began to deliver the cream of Washington D.C. society to the East Room of the White House. President and First Lady, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were entertaining King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England and had arranged a command performance in their honor. Music for the evening […]

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“You would wear yourself down winding it up”

“I don’t know when I got my first radio, but Daddy had one of the first radios there was in Ceres. It was about as big as television is now. They have the soap operas on the TV now. Then they had “Amos and Andy” on the radio. They came on in the afternoon. You […]

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A Wheeling bellhop rises to hotel greatness

From a 13-year-old bellhop at Wheeling, WV’s McLure House to a business giant and multimillionaire—Ellsworth Milton Statler, virtually without benefit of formal education, climbed to the pinnacle of the hotel business. In 1950 he was proclaimed by his industry as the person who had contributed most to the science of inn-keeping and was hailed as […]

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Home and the school-house had both become too hot for me

Folk hero Davy Crockett (1786-1836) was born in Greene County, TN. He remained in East Tennessee until 1811, when he and his family moved to Lincoln County. They moved again in 1813 to Franklin County, where the following took place. I remained with my father until the next fall, at which time he took it […]

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