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Honoring unknown soldiers

Honoring unknown soldiers

Guyton Georgia Confederate Cemetery was established to bury the dead from the Guyton Confederate Hospital, including 26 unknown soldiers who had died of illness during the Civil War. Most died of chronic dysentery, pneumonia, typhoid and yellow fever.

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Reviewing old photographs

Reviewing old photographs

This was compiled by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society using images from the HES book “Images of America – Effingham County.”

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Living History Site to host Effingham Festival

Living History Site to host Effingham Festival

Folks, a new annual activity will premier April 12 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Effingham Festival at the Living History Site will offer a great day for those in attendance. The date is that of the former Olde Effingham Days. The event will be held on Historic Effingham Society’s Living History Site at the corner of North Pine and Early Streets in Springfield. The Effingham Museum in the Old Jail will be open for tours as well as their gift shop.

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Rice farming in Effingham

Rice farming in Effingham

Effingham County produced large amounts of rice in the early days, according to the research by local historian Norman Turner. There were two types that were grown in Effingham.

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Plundering in the photo album

Plundering in the photo album

Thanks to Kristin Everson for sharing photos from Sonny Zittrouer’s collection.

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Honoring Martha O. Zeigler

Honoring Martha O. Zeigler

Martha Zeigler is retiring after 15 years as curator of the Georgia Salzburger Museum at Ebenezer. The Georgia Salzburger Society presented a Resolution of Thankfulness and a reception in her honor at its last board of directors meeting.

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The 2013 GSS research tour

The 2013 GSS research tour

On March 15, the Georgia Salzburger Society will hold its annual Landing Day Meeting at historic Jerusalem Lutheran Church at Ebenezer. I thought you might enjoy this article about Georgia Salzburger members who recently visited the homeland. The GSS continues to keep our Salzburger history and genealogy alive.

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Answering who was Jabez Jones

Answering who was Jabez Jones

Recently a south Effingham County resident called the Effingham Museum and asked, “Who was Jabez Jones?” A road is named for this person is located in south Effingham connecting Georgia Highway 17 to Georgia Highway 30, not far from the South Effingham school campuses.

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Eight years of Echoes of Effingham

Eight years of Echoes of Effingham

This week completes eight years of Echoes of Effingham in the Effingham Herald. With 52 weeks per year, that mounts up to a sizeable amount of weekly print deadlines. It has been a pleasure to bring you photos, stories told only on porches and over fences by those who share them, and items discovered and reprinted for your reading.

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