‘Footsteps of Early Alapaha Settlers’ excavates South Georgia history

“Footsteps of Early Alapaha Settlers” uncovers the little town with a big heart’s eye-opening contribution to South Georgia folklore. Seen here are Joe Dixon of Dixon Seed & Chemical and Pastor Larry Hauser of Alapaha United Methodist Church graciously endorsing the manuscript written by Becky Davis and Jeremy Roberts— admittedly there was a teeny tiny amount of cajoling involved — during the annual Alapaha Station Celebration festival on Saturday, November 14, 2015, in Alapaha, Georgia. Photography by Jeremy Roberts

Becky Davis’s intense fascination for history was nourished by her mother Cozetta Harper and Alapaha Elementary fifth grade teacher Estella Brooks. In the early 2000s Becky contacted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah’s Archives & Records Department seeking official records pertaining to Murray Church and St. Bridget, both forerunners of the present-day St. Ann.

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Jeremy Roberts

Jeremy Roberts

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Retro pop culture interviews & lovin’ something fierce sustain this University of Georgia Master of Agricultural Leadership alum. Email: jeremylr@windstream.net