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West Georgiana: Carrollton and Beyond

 

 

 

 

The Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections contains materials documenting local history of the West Georgia region, including the gold mining era, Civil War, and World War I. Local history collections include songbooks and minutes of the Sacred Harp music tradition. West Georgia local history has gone virtual with the posting of the Benjamin M. Long Photo Collection on the Digital Library of Georgia website. In addition, there is a rich vertical file dating back thirty years, containing news clippings, ephemera, and UWG student papers written about historic aspects of regional churches, businesses, civic organizations, and movie stars! See our finding aids at LibGuide to locate primary documents for local history research. 

Above, Prospectus of the Tallapoosa Land, Mining & Man’f’g Company, Tallapoosa, Haralson Co., Georgia, 1887. Special Collections is building on its West Georgiana collections with the recent acquisition of the Prospectus of the Tallapoosa Land, Mining & Man’f’g Company. This rare 32-page pamphlet was first published in 1887 to promote Tallapoosa in Haralson County as part of the New South’s investment potential for agriculture, cotton, iron, and other natural resources, as well as the amenities of the South’s cities and towns, including Atlanta and Birmingham.