The brick and rock walls are all that remain of what once the tallest building in the state of Georgia. In 1861 the operators converted the factory into a military facility, making uniforms and tents for Southern soldiers. On July 2, 1864, the town was captured and the mill burned on July 8. Women and children were then shipped north to Louisville, Kentucky. Few made it back to their home in Georgia. Today, the ruins are part of Sweetwater Creek State Conservation Park. Located near Lithia Springs, Ga., the park offers hiking, boating, picnicking and fishing. It's rated one of the state's best. Recently, my friend, Valorie Cooper, and I spent a lovely day at the park. I highly recommend a visit.
Greg is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. He has penned articles for newspapers and magazines and authored two books to date.