Blast from the past
by Halei Lamb | August 31, 2017 3:47 pm
Check out this “blast from the past,” courtesy of Barbara Jones. This clipping was passed down by her late grandmother mentioned in the article, Pinkie Durden. The article is believed to have been printed in an 1890 edition of either of Emanuel County’s two most prominent newspapers at the time, The Swainsboro Herald or The Pine Forest. (The Blade as we know it today wasn’t born until 1903.) To be 127 years old, the artifact as presented August 28 was in near-pristine condition. The late Mrs. Durden was a one-room teacher for many years. She was a native of Swainsboro, as is her granddaughter. Do you have any of your own “blasts from the past?” If so, contact us at 478-237-9971!