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Cane syrup cooking in Guyton

Cane syrup cooking in Guyton

A few weeks ago I was invited by a classmate, Wilson Lawson and his wife Vivian Owens Lawson, to their syrup cooking. They have a ... » Read More
Effingham's stories of yesterday

Effingham's stories of yesterday

At this busy time of year everyone is scurrying around shopping for the holidays. In sharp contrast to our variety of stores nearby with our ... » Read More
Perusing the old photo album again

Perusing the old photo album again

Discovering an old J.B. Simmons token

Discovering an old J.B. Simmons token

A local building contractor, Dwayne Deal, shared scans of an old coin or token he found in Rincon. It was found not too far from ... » Read More
Revisiting the Farmers Union Store

Revisiting the Farmers Union Store

The Farmers Union Store was moved to Laurel Street in Springfield about 1920. Mr. Elmon Bragg was the first manager. In 1936 the business was ... » Read More
Reviewing the history of Berryville

Reviewing the history of Berryville

According to Mr. Ernest W. Gnann's history (he credited information from Mell Exley and Hubert Dasher), Berryville is located around the Seaboard Railway crossing ... » Read More
Remember the Dekle House in Clyo

Remember the Dekle House in Clyo

A month or so ago I was asked by Cathy Rahn Berryhill from Texas if I knew anything about a house that appeared in a ... » Read More
Remembering Indigo School

Remembering Indigo School

cated near what is known as Indigo Swamp near Berryville which was between Stillwell and Clyo. The Reiser children walked on a path across Marshall ... » Read More
Making cane syrup

Making cane syrup

Fall in years gone by in Effingham County meant the sugar cane was ready and cane syrup could be made. There are only a handful ... » Read More


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