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Tifton, Georgia  In Vintage Postcards   (GA)  (Postcard History Series) William R. Wells

Tifton, Georgia In Vintage Postcards (GA) (Postcard History Series)

William R. Wells

Published July 24th 2002
ISBN : 9780738514482
Paperback
128 pages
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A sawmill town that has become the crossroads of South Georgia, Tifton was founded by Henry Harding Tift, a Connecticut Yankee, in 1872. He built a sawmill in what was first known as Slab Town, but the name eventually changed when sawmill workerMoreA sawmill town that has become the crossroads of South Georgia, Tifton was founded by Henry Harding Tift, a Connecticut Yankee, in 1872. He built a sawmill in what was first known as Slab Town, but the name eventually changed when sawmill worker George Badger, resolving to be the first to honor villages founder, climbed a pine tree and nailed a placard with TIFTON on it, a condensed version of Tifts Town. Today, this thriving community is a meeting place for Interstate 75/U.S. 41, U.S. 319, and U.S. 82, and boasts a long and proud history.Tifton, Georgia in Vintage Postcards reveals the early beginnings of the town and its story to the present day, with picturesque street scenes- local schools, including Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College- Georgia Coastal Plains Experiment Station- people and sports- and industry and agriculture. Also highlighted in this engaging volume is the nearby community of Ty Ty.