Sunday funday: Dog Trot

September 9, 2012

dogtrot houseDogtrot in Atkinson County, Georgia

6 comments

  • ramblingtart

    This feels so American to me, I love it. :-)

  • Tim Strickland

    I have a picture from around 1904 showing my grandfather as a baby, with several other family members, in front of a house just like this in Cartersville. The house was originally built around 1835, and since 1904 has undergone quite a bit of structural change. But, the house is still there today. This is definitely a part of Americana that should never be allowed to disappear. :-)

    • ealabord

      Very cool! I definitely agree.

      • Tim Strickland

        Let me know if you’d be interested in more info for one of your photo trips in the Cartersville area… The place is relatively easy to find, and there are still some great pictures you could get. To the south of the house, maybe 100 yards walk down a wide trail, there is a small family cemetery hidden in the woods. We thought it was only a few gravesites, and then a survey by a neighboring development company found many more unmarked in the area. All total, there are probably at least 50 – 60, obviously not all part of the Smith family. The house is owned by a church now and serves as a food locker… Lots of people in the NW Ga area that remember times as children in that house, all yet to be documented.

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