Sara Hightower, the helpful and smiling “little lady,” pioneered library science in Floyd and Polk counties. She is acknowledged to have ushered in a new era when she devised the concept of the bookmobile in the late 1940s. From that effort, which saw trucks carting books to gas stations, rural stores, and farmers’ homes, grew […]
The Canal Street Methodist Church was formed in 1900 and situated on Canal Street near South College Street. There are numerous mentions in the Cedartown Standard through 1917, when it was announced the lot, building and furnishing were being sold by public outcry. Pictured on 1908 Sanborn Insurance map.
Ida Cox, nee Prather, was a Cedartown-raised vaudeville performer who, along with Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, founded the female blues genre. Born in 1888, Ida left home at an early age to pursue her singing career. “Wild women Don’t Have the Blues” is her most popular and covered tune, yet in the 1920’s […]
Mrs. C. H. Wray and Children of Cedartown, GA What was probably the first Caesarean operation, bringing twins into the world, in the history of surgery, was performed in Atlanta on January 6, 1909, by Dr. W. B. Lingo, at the Hospital Medical college. This fact was brought out yesterday as the result of a […]
Rome-News Tribune, 1983 “Like many other good men, Henry Witcher first got his motivation from a woman and a rolling pin. Just not in the customary manner so often associated with women and rolling pins. Only the product of that motivation–a woodcraft that perhaps could be described as “whittling and piddling”–could be any less customary…unless […]
GREENWOOD CEMETERY New Name Given to Our City Cemetery By the Ladies’ Cemetery Association, Help Them Beautify It The final resting place of the dead should be a beautiful as well as a sacred spot, and we are glad indeed that the ladies of Cedartown have taken in hand the task of beautifying it. For […]