29 September 2007

The town formerly known as Milltown

Ok, so this is a new one. The town of Lakeland (known as Milltown until 1925) has lifesize murals painted on most of its mainstreet buildings, showing how life looked in the town in earlier times. Little strange, but impressive, especially with how detailed some are. Anyway, enjoy these, and we're almost home!

Don't see these around much anymore.
Marker for Lanier county below
Lanier County courthouse
And war memorial
Here is their memorial to E.D. Rivers (remember him from last post?) He was born in Arkansas and went to college in GA at Young Harris College, then became a lawyer in Cairo, GA (see post titled "Walk like an Egyptian".) He helped create Lanier county, then moved here in 1920 where he also helped change the town's name to Lakeland. (Why they changed it, I can't say, people just liked it better that way.) He became Mayor of Lakeland, then elected to the House of Representitives, then Governor of GA 1937-1941.
And finally, here's another thing you don't see everyday anymore. The store is long gone, but the sign is still there.

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