Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ponder House

The twin monuments in Ponder Cemetery are almost startling to come across when you’re driving along Fairplay Rd. in Morgan County, Georgia. From a distance they look like they don’t belong: tall gothic spires jutting out of rolling fields and farmland. It’s hard to make sense of them until you see the much smaller gravestones […]

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The Battle of Thompson’s Station

Abraham Lincoln, American historical figure of the moment, made an appearance at the event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Thompson’s Station, but he wasn’t the star of the show. To be fair, he didn’t really belong there. The real Abe Lincoln wasn’t in the habit of attending small Tennessee battles, but then […]

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