Scull Shoals Heritage Festival, Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Submitted by Allen Vegotsky

Joe Reynolds and Tom Sparks of Greene County call themselves “Keepers of the Sound.” They play sitting under a tree and their music spreads happiness across the village most of the day!

Scull Shoals Heritage Festival organized by the Friends of Scull Shoals is planned for April 30th, 2011, 9:30 AM–4:00 PM. Please see poster attached. It will be an exciting day with tours, crafts, food (probably should have listed that first), old time music, entertainment and more. If you’re not familiar with Scull Shoals, it is an historic and archaeological site on the Oconee River in the Oconee National Forest and located between Athens and Greensboro, Georgia. It is now in ruins but was once a frontier village where Creek Indians and European pioneers once lived in proximity (sometimes peacefully) and, later during Georgia’s industrial revolution, the town took advantage of water power to build mills and a factory town.

“Jim Hunt” was a clerk in the company store and warehouse. He worked for Dr Thomas Pullain, owner of Scull Shoals mills and village. Hunt tells stories of life in the village ca. 1850 to Festival visitors.

Events include:

On stage: Dr. Jack Wynn as the old time storekeeper, Dr. Allen Vegotsky as the herb/pharmacist-doctor, and Mary Ruth Moore reading family Civil War letters

9:30 AM and 1:00 PM: Guided Mill Ruins History Tour by author Bob Skarda

2:00 PM: Spring Blooms at the Durham Herb Trail talk with Debbie Cosgrove, Jana Otis, and Dr. Allen Vegotsky

Click here to access a one-page PDF poster advertising the festival. A donation of $8 to the Friends of Scull Shoals is suggested per vehicle.

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