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Welcome to Georgia Backroads magazine, a premier source for information on Georgia history, nature, travel ideas and genealogy. If you're interested in Georgia history, our natural environment, travel, or if you simply enjoy excellent writing and superb photography (with a minimum of advertising), you will love Georgia Backroads.  We're glad you're here and hope you'll enjoy browsing through samples of our articles.  Georgia Backroads - Everything Georgia!

Current Issue (Available through late August 2016)

Summer 2016Summer 2016
• The "Million Dollar Bandist" Escapes!
• Memories of a Rural Mail Carrier

• Vanishing Georgia:  Life in the Piney Woods
• "They were Devils and I Killed Them"
• Traveler's Rest Offered Good Feelings
• Gutzon Borglum and the Lost Stone       
   Mountain  Memorial
• Romancing the Road:  U.S. Highway 27

• Mary Ann Anderson's "Soul of a Southerner"
• Town Creek School Road
• The Hanging of Bartow Nix
• Historic Rural Churches
• The Battle of Kettle Creek
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Recent Issues 

Spring 2016Spring 2016
• Battle of Resaca
• Forest Park's Smith Hardware

• VG:  Piedmont Farming
• Cherokee Ball Games
• Love Letters to Mittie

• 1890s Bicyling Craze
• Historic Church - Possum Trot
• Civil War - Bibb Grays
Winter 2015 Winter 2015
• The KKK in 1920s Macon
• Hanging of Edmond Green

• VG:  Backroads to Blairsville
• My Friend, John Birch
• Demise of the Chestnut Tree

• Bushwacking the Anomaly
• Historic Church - Bethel Pres.
• Civil War - Sumter Light Guards

Autumn 2015Autumn 2015
• George Harsh:  Death Row to Great Escape
• Season of Ashes

• Vanshing Ga.  High School Days
• Walter Ruark
• Backroads to Gettysburg
• St. Simons:  A Sense of Place
• In and Around Millen

Summer 2015Summer 2015
• Byron H. Reece
• Rare Gold of Templeton Reid

• Vanishing Georgia:  The   Lumbermen
• Chestatee River Diving Bell
• A Stardust Melody in Bluffton
• A Return to Warm Springs
Spring 2015 Spring 2015
• He was Ours and We Lost Him
• Civil War Drum Returns Home

• Vnshg. Ga. Crime & Punishment
• Trail of the Mad Fox
• 1875 Killer Tornado

• Mysteries of Trustees' Garden
• Witham Banking Empire
Winter 2014Winter 2014
• Women of the Jekyll Island Club
• Vanishing Ga. - Old Christmas

• Mad Dogs & Tooth Aches
• Chattahoochee Choo-Choo
• Battle of the Nash Farm

• 1946 Gunernatorial Mayhem
• Georgia's "Back of the Beyond"
Autumn 2014Autumn 2014
• The Legacy of Smithonia
• Vanishing Ga. - Clinton

• The Freedman's Land Insurrection of 1875
• Ellen Axson Wilson
• Lost Flower of the Altamaha

• James "Paramount" Blount
• Porterdale - Historic Mill Village
Ssummer 2014Summer 2014
• Savannah's Wealthiest Slave
• Vanishing Ga. - Ode to Hwy 41

• The Execution of Lena Baker
• The Language of History
• Leather, Art & Legend in Buford

• Ga's Noah's Ark
• Making Music History in Macon
• Henry Beusse
Spring 2014Spring 2014
• JFK & the Ga. War Widow
• Vanishing Ga. - Mtn. Farming
• Historic Cabbagetown

• A Place Called Philomath
• Poet Robert Loveman
• The Myth of the Boll Weevil
• Fort McAllister
• The Right Brew in Senoia
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 Our Books

We Shall Die Together  If you love Georgia history, We Shall Die Together is a must-read.  This book presents 45 stories of Turmoil, Tragedy & Triumph in Georgia through the centuries.  You'll enjoy reading about Georgians who sailed into history on the ill-fated Titanic, those who experienced the horrific freight train derailment and propane tanker explosion that shattered the countryside at a popular picnicking area near Savannah in 1959, and endured the historic hurricane that ravaged Brunswick and the Golden Isles in 1898.  This book is packed with gripping tales of terrible times of bushwackings, massacres, and betrayals, yet also tells uplifting stories of loyalty, honor and perseverance.  

We Shall Die Together is a 6" by 9" softback book of more than 370 pages featuring more than 200 photographs, many never before published in book form.  $24.95 

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Sample Articles

VG Love and MarriageVanishing Georgia - Love & Marriage
At a time when society often fails to give the institution of marriage due respect, a delightful love story and memorable photos remind us of the significance of a lifelong commitment "to love and to cherish."
At One Moment in TimeAt One Moment in Time:  The Civil War Photograph Collection of David W. Vaughan
• A look at some of the remarkable images from a stunning collection of Georgia Civil War soldier photographs.
Children of the LoomChildren of the Loom
• At the dawn of a new century, children were put to work in Georgia's textile mills.  The story of child labor through the stunning photography of Lewis Wickes Hine.