ICL: CHOESTOE – LAND OF THE DANCING RABBITS – Starts 9/19 (Tuesdays 1:10-3:10 p.m. for 4 weeks)

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Name: ICL: CHOESTOE – LAND OF THE DANCING RABBITS – Starts 9/19 (Tuesdays 1:10-3:10 p.m. for 4 weeks)
Date: September 19, 2017
Time: 1:10 PM - 3:10 PM EDT
Event Description:
CHOESTOE – LAND OF THE DANCING RABBITS – Starts 9/19 (Tuesdays 1:10-3:10 p.m. for 4 weeks) by Sylvia Dyer Turnage
 
During week 1 we will learn about the history of Choestoe: the meaning of the name; the Indian trails that converged there and the activities of the pioneers; how the land lottery was conducted; removal of the Indians (the Trail of Tears); and the one-room schools and churches. In week 2 we will discover Choestoe places: Coosa Gold Mine; Civil War Cave; Brasstown Bald Mtn.; Vogel State Park; Souther’s Mill; Choestoe One-Room School; Blood Mtn.; Neels Gap; Helton Creek Falls; Georgia Mountain Experiment Station; and Trackrock Archeological Site. Week 3 – Choestoe’s  notable persons: State School Supt. Dr. M.D. Collins; Judge Tom Candler; Senator Zell Miller; Poet Byron Herbert Reece, Educator Dora Allison Spiva; Sharpshooter Eric England; and Pioneer Aviator Micajah Clark Dyer. Week 4 – Our last week will be a Choestoe Field Trip to visit some of the places discussed in Weeks 2 and 3.
 
Sylvia was born and raised in the Choestoe District of Union County in Blairsville, GA.  After retirement from a career in Atlanta, GA with the Internal Revenue Service, she returned with her husband, Billy, to take residence on the old family homeplace, which is also the historic homeplace of her great, great grandfather, Micajah Clark Dyer, Georgia’s pioneer aviator. Sylvia has an avid interest in local history and enjoys writing poems, songs and stories about places and events of the mountain area. Her publications include The Choestoe Story (a child’s rhyming book), Mountain Gold (a book of poetry featuring places and times in the North Georgia mountains); and Georgia’s Pioneer Aviator, Micajah Clark Dyer (a second book about her great, great grandfather’s invention). Her stories, poems and articles have appeared in The Atlanta Journal Constitution; The North Georgia News; Gainesville Times; 400 Edition Magazine; Mountain Chronicle News; Union Sentinel; HOPE Newsletter; Mountain Meditations; and Reflections from the Mountains.
Location:
ICL Classroom at Young Harris College.
 
Date/Time Information:
Starts 9/19 (Tuesdays 1:10-3:10 p.m. for 4 weeks)
Contact Information:
For more information please visit www.iclyhc.org for registration and detailed course information or call 706.379.5194 and leave a message or send an email to icl@yhc.edu.
Fees/Admission:
Course fee $18.
(Requires ICL membership.  If you are not currently a member, the membership fee for Fall only is $10 and is good until 12/31/2017).
 
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