Tag Archives: Savannah

B.W. Sinclair Dry Lake Road sawmill and Coffee Road 2019-02-10

“B W Sinclair also owned at one point some land along the Coffee Road,” says Wiregrass Region Digital History Project (WRDHP):

Coffee Road @ Jackson Road, Morven
WRDHP photograph, apparently from Lowndes County records

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Yes, we can grow citrus in Georgia! –Marj Schneider

Update 2 Feb 2014: Citrus Resources.

At South Georgia Growing Local 2014:

Learn about varieties that do best in our climate, and how to plant and nurture your trees. We will discuss winter protection, fertilizing, and challenges with citrus. You’ll leave with resources for buying trees and learning more.

Bess T. Chappas wrote and took this picture for SavannahNow 24 September 2008, Tropical garden in suburbia,

Twenty citrus trees are scattered around the yard, including lemon, blood orange, tangelo, cara-cara orange, lime, grapefruit, tangerine and mandarin. A pumello plant, a citrus variety from Southeast Asia, has a fruit the size of a basketball. Papaya and guava plants grow tall against the back of the house. Pineapple and coffee plants grow in the ground and in large pots.

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Monsanto shouldn’t get away with it anymore –Vandana Shiva

Quantum physicist and environmental activist Vandana Shiva foresees The Future of Food, in three parts.
  • Part 1:
    There are only two applications that have been commercialized in these twenty years of genetic engineering. One is to make seeds more resilient to herbicides, which means you get to spread more Roundup, you get to spread more Glysophate, and you get to spread more poison. Not a very desirable trait in farming systems. Especially since what Monsanto will call weeds are ultimately sources of food.
    It gets even better from there.
    These are illusions that are being marketed in order for people to hand over the power to decide what we eat to a handful of corporations.
    Vandana Shiva is the keynote speaker at the Georgia Organics conference in Savannah, 11-12 March 2011. There’s still time to sign up!

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Agents on the Case of the Korean War Marker

Having found for the widow Joyce Feazell a tombstone noted by her late husband, John Feazell, on a propaganda pamphlet dropped by the North Koreans in Korea about 1952, Agent John and Agent John are happy with their sleuthing:

Picture of John N. Feazell Jr. and John S. Quarterman by Gretchen Quarterman, Lowndes County, Georgia, 27 June 2010.

Here is a picture of my father, David S. Quarterman, Jr. (1914-2005), with his friend, John N. Feazell, Sr. (1930-2008): Continue reading

Let’s See the Marker from the Korean War

The widow Joyce Feazell wanted to actually see a tombstone noted by her late husband, John Feazell, on a propaganda pamphlet dropped by the North Koreans in Korea about 1952, Previously we discovered it was real and where it was likely to be.

Joyce called in a field agent to go find it: her son John N. Feazell, Jr., who lives near Savannah. Joyce reported back on 5 June 2010:

It is in the Cemetery you referred to. John went and found the marker and took this picture so it is for real.

Picture of the marker in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Georgia, by John N. Feazell, Jr., 5 June 2010.

As I remarked to Joyce:

You can see how PFC Horner’s daddy might have been upset, having already lost every other immediate relative.

Too bad the North Koreans used it in their propaganda.

She agreed.

Roll credits.


Searching for a Marker from the Korean War

Continuing the search commissioned by the widow Joyce Feazell for a tombstone noted by her late husband, John Feazell, on a propaganda pamphlet dropped by the North Koreans in Korea about 1952. Previously we determined the tombstone was real. So where is it?

Remember the front of the pamphlet gave a location for the tombstone. A bit of work with google maps showed the highway between Bloomingdale and Pooler would be US 80. So far, so good. Let’s try to narrow it down.

The deceased’s last name was Horning, and there is something called Horning Memorial Cemetery near Bloomingdale. But that’s not on US 80; it’s on US 17 between Bloomingdale and I-16.

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That might be the right location, but even though google maps has pretty good resolution there for both satellite and streetview images, the stone doesn’t appear to be there.

Ah, but the book

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On the Case of the Korean War Marker

The widow Joyce Feazell asked me to find a tombstone noted by her late husband, John Feazell, on a propaganda pamphlet dropped by the North Koreans in Korea about 1952.

Here’s the back of the pamphlet:

Note John’s hand-written note:

Found near the fort of GI Baldy, 26 March. Is it true?
So I told Joyce I didn’t know, but I’d take the case.

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A Request from an Old Friend: Find Me a Tombstone

On 3 June 2010, Joyce Feazell asked me this question:
John, have you by chance ever seen this in your travels around the Savannah area? I found this in some of the stuff John had in his Korea scrapbook.
Here it is, yellowed and tattered:

John Feazell, who was principal at all three of Pine Grove Elementary, Hahira Middle School, and Lowndes High School when I was there (I sometimes thought he was protectively following me around), had a scrapbook of pictures and other material from his service in Korea as a Sergeant in the Army. He had showed me this item some years ago. It’s a propaganda flyer, one of many dropped by the North Koreans on Allied troops.

It reads:


A Savannnah, Ga., father has ordered this big boulder-type memorial to his 19-year-old son who was killed in action in the fighting in Korea. It will be placed on the edge of the highway between Blomingdale and Pooler, Ga., U.S.A. THE POLITICIANS ELECTED IN 1952 ARE JUST AS READY TO SEE YOU KILLED AS THOSE ELECTED IN 1948. THIS WAR IS SENSELESS! GET TOGETHER TO STOP IT!

OK, it should be possible to find a large block of stone like that. The game’s afoot, as Sherlock Holmes would say!


Rail Plan Bypasses Valdosta?

It would take very little tweaking to make the U.S. DoT’s high speed rail plan run through Valdosta to get from Macon to Jacksonville, instead of bypassing to the east.

gsf1918.jpg Macon-Valdosta-Jacksonville is, after all, the historic route, and the tracks are still there and in use for freight. In the first phase of the DoT’s plan,

“applications will focus on projects that can be completed quickly and yield measurable, near-term job creation and other public benefits”
So who in Valdosta or Lowndes County is talking to DoT about this?