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DAHLONEGA'S GOLD
By Anne Dismukes Amerson
Publisher: University Press of North Georgia, 2008
Softcover, 262 pages

Local historian and author Anne Amerson's most recent book is a historical novel telling the story of the first major gold rush in the United States as seen through the eyes of Keziah Cochran, whose husband Fate catches "gold fever" and hopes to better their lives as a miner. Although the main characters are fictitious, many of the people who appear in the book are real historical figures who played significant roles in the historical events that took place in Lumpkin County 1830-1900.

To order, send check for $25.00, payable to:
Chestatee Publications
689 N. Chestatee Street
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(Price includes sales tax, shipping and handling)

For further information, send email to: Anne Amerson


I REMEMBER DAHLONEGA
By Anne Dismukes Amerson
Publisher: Chestatee Publications, Dahlonega, GA
Four soft-bound volumes

The I REMEMBER DAHLONEGA series began as a weekly column in The Dahlonega Nugget when local author Anne Dismukes Amerson began collecting oral history in Lumpkin County. Published in four soft-bound volumes by Chestatee Publications, the contents include stories related to her by local old-timers in their own words, plus the fruits of her own extensive research into the area’s colorful history. All of Amerson’s books are written in an easy-to-read style filled with humor and human interest.

Volume 1: Originally published in 1990; reprinted in 1993 with a Foreword by Atlanta columnist Celestine Sibley and again in 1998; features interviews with three of the last of the old gold miners, who describe their personal experience with mining. Other interview articles tell stories about early roads and modes of transportation, living off the land, early stores and trades, etc. Contains 330 pages, 93 historic photographs, 67 interview articles, index.

Volume 2: Published in 1992 and reprinted in 1998; features an early photograph of Cane Creek Falls on the cover and a chapter about the history of the picturesque waterfall. Chapter 4 reveals that some of the earliest usage of hydro-electric power in the U. S. took place Lumpkin County’s Chestatee River and has photos showing some early dams and power plants. Contains 342 pages, 39 interview articles, 115 historic photos, maps, index.

Volume 3: Published in 1994; contains articles about interesting people who helped create local history (Benjamin Parks, Agnes Paschal, Harrison Riley, Amy Trammell, etc.) and historic places and events (“Dahlonega was Once the Hollywood of the South,” “Camp Wahsega Began as the CCC’s Camp F-11”). Part II has 38 interview articles (“Dorris Abee Remembers Serving Bob Hope at the Smith House,” etc.) Contains 321 pages, 95 historic photos, map, index.

Volume 4: Published in 1997; features cover photo and article about R. D. Hogue, owner of Auraria’s famed Josephine Mine, who donated most of the gold to gild the college steeple. Includes articles about the 1836 Lumpkin County Courthouse, dredge boats on the Chestatee River; “The Dahlonega Nugget” and the Tugboat “U.S.S. Dahlonega.” Contains 294 pages, 28 interview articles, 108 historic photographs, index.

To order, send check for $25.00 (per volume/book), payable to:
Chestatee Publications
689 N. Chestatee Street
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(Price includes sales tax, shipping and handling)

For further information, send email to: Anne Amerson


THE BEST OF “I REMEMBER DAHLONEGA;"
Memories of Lumpkin County, Georgia

By Anne Dismukes Amerson
Publisher: The History Press
Contains 128 pages, 40 historic photos, index

In this book commissioned by The History Press, the author distills the essence of Lumpkin County’s oral traditions into one volume filled with stories and memories selected for their human interest and appeal.

Chapter titles include Gold Fever, the Cherokees, Auraria: From Boomtown to Ghost Town, Civil War Stories, Living on the Land, Always Plenty to Do, Memories of Early Roads and Vehicles, Making Moonshine, Doing Business in Dahlonega, Memories of Getting Educated in One-Room Schoolhouses, Having Fun Doing Work, Animal Tales, Colorful Personalities, and Exciting Events.

To order, send check for $22.00, payable to:
Chestatee Publications
689 N. Chestatee Street
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(Price includes sales tax, shipping and handling)

For further information, send email to: Anne Amerson


DAHLONEGA’S HISTORIC PUBLIC SQUARE
By Anne Dismukes Amerson
Publisher: Chestatee Publications, Dahlonega, GA, 2006
Contains 96 pages, 65 photos, map

Then & Now Stories About the Buildings and the People by Anne Dismukes Amerson contains historical information, old photos, and a brief description of the contemporary use of every building on the Public Square and significant buildings located near the square.

To order, send check for $12.00, payable to:
Chestatee Publications
689 N. Chestatee Street
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(Price includes sales tax, shipping and handling)

For further information, send email to: Anne Amerson


DAHLONEGA: A BRIEF HISTORY
By Anne Dismukes Amerson
Publisher: The History Press, 2006
Includes 126 pages, 51 period photos, index.

Local author Anne Amerson narrates Dahlonega’s colorful history from 1828 to the present.

Chapters feature Dahlonega: Site of the First Major Gold Rush in the U.S.; Dahlonega: Seat of Government for Lumpkin County; Dahlonega: Site of a U.S. Mint; Dahlonega During the Civil War; Dahlonega’s Former Mint Becomes a College: Dahlonega’s Popular Spa, Porter Springs; Dahlonega’s Post-Civil War Mining Boom; Dahlonega During the First Half of the 20th Century; Dahlonega Since 1950: History Still in the Making.

To order, send check for $25.00, payable to:
Chestatee Publications
689 N. Chestatee Street
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(Price includes sales tax, shipping and handling)

For further information, send email to: Anne Amerson


JAMES BOISCLAIR AND HIS FREE JIM GOLD MINE
By Chris Worick
Publisher: Chris Worick, 2009

The true story of James Boisclair, a freed slave who had been taught to read and write, by the execution of his owner's last will and testament. Arriving in Dahlonega in 1833, during the early days of the gold rush, "Free Jim" established himself as a merchant, part time preacher and gold mine owner. By 1850, he had become the wealthiest African-American in North Georgia.

Price is $11.00 (includes shipping and handling)

To order, send email to: Chris Worick


HERITAGE OF LUMPKIN COUNTY, GEORGIA 1832-1996
by Lumpkin County Heritage Book Committee and Don Mills, Inc
Printed by: Walsworth Publishing Co., Inc., 1996


HISTORY OF LUMPKIN COUNTY
FOR THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS 1832-1932

by Andrew W. Cain
Publisher: Reprint Company Publishers, South Carolina, 1978, 1984
Hardcover, 530 pages
ISBN 0871522772
(Originally printed 1932, Stein Printing Co., Atlanta)


LUMPKIN COUNTY GEORGIA CEMETERIES
Compiled by Ted O. Brooke and John Carver
Publisher: Ted O. Brooke, Cumming, GA, 2005
Hardcover, 525 pages, with index

Part of the area that became Lumpkin County, Georgia, was settled as early as 1818 when Hall County was created.  In 1832 Lumpkin county was created from Hall County and from Cherokee Indian lands in the 1832 Georgia Land Lottery.  Bordering Lumpkin County are Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Hall, Union, and White Counties, Ga.

Lumpkin County, Georgia Cemeteries includes:

Complete surveys of all 80 cemeteries in Lumpkin County.
Over 13,000 tombstone inscriptions include full names, birth
    and death dates, military and other relevant data.
Maps of Lumpkin County for 1832, 1839, 1896, 1915 and 2001.
Complete index of all names, including maiden names of females.
Nine appendices include:

Lost cemeteries of Lumpkin County
Early births (pre 1820) and deaths (pre 1850).
Military service markers for all wars.
1850, 1860, 1870 & 1880 Mortality Census schedules.

Hard cover with fine quality acid-free paper.
526 (+xvi) pages.

Surnames having more than forty references:
Abercrombie, Adams, Anderson, Ash, Barnes, Beck, Berry, Brown, Butler, Cain, Caldwell, Chapman, Chester, Christian, Crane, Davis, Dowdy, Edwards, Evans, Fields, Fortner, Free, Gaddis, Garrett, Gooch, Grindle, Grizzle, Head, Ingram, Jarrard, Jones, Lance, Lee, Lingerfelt, Martin, McDonald, Miller, Mincey, Moore, O'Kelley, Parks, Peck, Perry, Pierce, Ravan, Rider, Ridley, Roberts, Robinson, Sain/Saine/Sayne, Satterfield, Seabolt, Smith, Stringer, Sullens/Sullins, Thomas, Thompson, Turner, Walden, Walker, Waters, Whelchel, White, Wilson, Wimpey/Wimpy and Woody.

The price is $35 each, postpaid.

Order from:
Ted Brooke
2055 Foster Drive,
Cumming, GA 30040

 


DEATHS, MURDERS AND LYNCHINGS
Abstracted from Lumpkin County, Georgia, Newspapers 1873-1900
Volume I

by Jimmy E. Anderson
Publisher: Wolfe Publishing, 1998
(P.O. Box 8036 Fernandina Beach, FL 32035)
Hardbound, 350 pages, full name index.
Library of Congress Catalog No: 98-60213

Contains the names of approximately 5,000 people mentioned in articles published during this time period. Most of the articles are reprinted in their entirety. A lot of the deaths reported were of people out of state who had passed through North Georgia or had relatives still living in North Georgia. It is an excellent research tool for family researchers who had ancestors with North Georgia ties who died during this time period.


HALL COUNTY GEORGIA MARRIAGES, 1819-1832
compiled by Frances T. Ingmire
Publisher: Mountain Press, Signal Mountain, TN, 1985
Softcover, 28 pages

Includes an alphabetical listing for the groom, as well as the bride.
Each record includes the name of bride, name of groom and date.


LUMPKIN COUNTY GEORGIA MARRIAGES, 1833-1860
compiled by Frances T. Ingmire
Publisher: Mountain Press, Signal Mountain, TN, 1985
Softcover, 54 pages

Includes an alphabetical listing for the groom, as well as the bride.
Each record includes the name of bride, name of groom and date.


1834 STATE CENSUS OF LUMPKIN COUNTY, GEORGIA
Frances Ingmire
Publisher: Mountain Press, Signal Mountain, TN, 1985
Softcover, 9 pages

This is a listing of those white families living in Lumpkin between 19 February 1834 and 22 March 1934.
This is a State Census and differs from the Federal Census of 1830 or 1840.
There were 4393 persons counted. The names of the head of household
with the number of residents within that house are shown


CENSUSES FOR GEORGIA COUNTIES:
Taliaferro 1827; Lumpkin 1838; Chatham 1845

Publisher: Taylor Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia, 1979
57 pages


1860 LUMPKIN COUNTY, GEORGIA CENSUS INDEX
Frances Ingmire
Publisher: Mountain Press, Signal Mountain, TN, 1985
Softcover, 22 pages


THE ONE HUNDRED-SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
WAHOO BAPTIST CHURCH, 1819-1979
LUMPKIN COUNTY, GEORGIA

by Elizabeth Barton
Publisher: Wahoo Baptist Church, 1979
Softcover, 53 pages


LUMPKIN COUNTY HISTORY: A BRIEF SKETCH
by Bill and Deborah Kinsland
Publisher: Kinsland's Hometown Book Store, Dahlonega, GA
Paper Pamphlet, 8.5" x 11", 4 pages


MOUNTAIN LINES: WIT, WISDOM AND HISTORY
FROM THE NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS

by Steve Whitmire and Larry Fricks
Introduction dated December 1992
Softcover, 101 pages. Not indexed.

Charlie Turner and the Bear pp. 45-52 takes place in
"a tiny historic community in North Lumpkin County called Turner's Corner."
It includes a photo of Oscar Cannon, age 94.


OBSERVATIONS FROM A PEAK IN LUMPKIN
The Writings of W B Townsend, editor of the Dahlonega Nugget

by A. F. Dean
Publisher: Oglethorpe University Press, Atlanta, First Edition 1936
342 pages


DAHLONEGA
by Hugh I., II Shott
Publisher: Booklocker.Com Inc, 2002
Softcover, 236 pages
ISBN 1591131561


DAHLONEGA HAUNTS
Ghostly Adventures in a Georgia Mountain Town

by Amy Blackmarr
Publisher: Willacoochee Publishing Company, Tifton, GA, 2005
Softcover; 150 pages
ISBN 0977317307


DAHLONEGA: A SPECIAL PLACE
by John D Anthony
Publisher: J.D. Anthony, 2000
ISBN 0970246609


BOARDING HOUSE REACH - SPIRAL BOUND COOKBOOK
Recipes From The World Famous Smith House Inn Of Dahlonega Georgia

Compiled by Dot Gibson
Publisher: Dot Gibson Publications, 1981
Susan Coleman Illustrations
Spiral Bound


GOLD FEVER
America's First Gold Rush

by Ray C. Rensi and H. David Williams
Publisher: Georgia Humanities Council, Atlanta, 1988
Softcover, 43 pages


GOLD RUSH DAYS IN DAHLONEGA
The History of a Mountain Festival

by Sallie Sorohan
Publisher: Sallie Sorohan, Dahlonega, GA, 2002
Softcover, 155 pages, with index and photos


AURARIA
The Story of A Georgia Gold Mining Town

by E. Merton Coulter
Publisher: The University of Georgia Press, 1956
Hardcover, 149 pages, including index.
Library of Congress Catalog No: 56-13005

Quote from Preface:
"This book was made possible by the discovery and use of a complete
file of the Western Herald, a newspaper published in Auraria."
The newspaper was established April 9, 1833 and lasted just under a year.


DAHLONEGA GOLD
by Ben Green Cooper
Publisher: Roberts Publishing Co., 1962
Paperback, 32 pages
The story of Dahlonega, GA


WHITE, LUMPKIN COUNTY GA GOLD MINING
Tales of the Southern Blue Ridge

by W. W Blackburn
1954
Softcover booklet, staplebound, 28 pages, with B&W photos

Tales include: lost silver mine in White County GA, lost gold coins,
hidden treasures in Lumpkin County GA, Battle Branch Mine,
the art of hand panning for Gold Passing in the east, a prospect near the Old Loud mine,
Indian spirits protect mine, hand testing...


GOLD COINS OF THE DAHLONEGA MINT, 1838-1861:
A Numismatic History & Analysis

by Douglas A. Winter
Publisher: Douglas Winter Numismatics Publishing, 1997
Hardcover, 250 pages
ISBN 0965678601
Publisher: Zyrus Press, 2nd Edition, 2003
Hardcover, 237 pages
ISBN 0974237108


THE UNITED STATES BRANCH MINT AT DAHLONEGA, GEORGIA
It's History and Coinage

by Clair M. Birdsall
Publisher: Southern Historical Press, Inc., Greenville, SC, 1984, 1998
Hardcover, 119 pages, with index and color plates
ISBN 0893085200


THE NEIGHBORHOOD MINT
Dahlonega in the Age of Jackson

by Elizabeth W. Etheridge
Publisher: Mercer University Press, Macon, GA, 1986
Hardcover, 228 pages; ISBN 0865542406
(Reprint)
by Elizabeth W. Etheridge and Sylvia Gailey Head
Publisher: Gold Rush Gallery, 2000
Hardcover, 206 pages; ISBN: 0967976901


THE GOLD OF DAHLONEGA
The First Major Gold Rush in North America

by Lou Harshaw
Publisher: Hexagon Company, Asheville, North Carolina, 1976
Hardcover, 109 pages


EARLY GEORGIA GOLD - DAHLONEGA
by John Miller
Publisher: Lulu.com, 2005
Softcover
ISBN 1411621123


THE HAND DITCH OF LUMPKIN COUNTY, GEORGIA
by Thomas H. Gresham
Publisher: Southeastern Archaeological Services, Inc., Athens, GA, 2002

The Hand Ditch, a massive 14 mile long 19th aqueduct, was constructed to provide water & water pressure to gold...


THE GOLD SEEKERS, GOLD, GHOSTS AND LEGENDS
FROM CAROLINA TO CALIFORNIA

by Nancy Roberts
Publisher: University of South Carolina, 1989
265 pages. No index.

From Contents: "Green Russell: A Man Without Fear"     pp 192 -221


GREEN RUSSELL AND GOLD
by Elma Dill Russell Spencer
Publisher: University of Texas, Austin, 1966
ISBN: 6615707


GOLD COUNTRY
by Elma Dill Russell Spencer
Publisher: Naylor Co., San Antonio, TX, 1958
9x6 in, 256 pages


WHITES AMONG THE CHEROKEES
GEORGIA 1828 - 1838

by Mary B. Warren and Eve B. Weeks
Publisher: Heritage Papers, Athens, GA, 1987
Hardcover, 303 pages, with full name index


GEORGIA'S 1832 GOLD LOTTERY
by Mary Bondurant Warren
Publisher: Heritage Papers, Danielsville, GA, 1981
Hardcover, 254 pages
The book consists of an alphabetical index to the lottery


CHEROKEE PLANTERS IN GEORGIA, 1832-1838
by Don L. Shadburn
Publisher: W H Wolfe Associates Historical Publications, 1989, 1996, 1998
422 pages

This book of historical essays on Georgia's 11 "Cherokee counties" is the only work published anywhere on Georgia's Cherokee natives and Indian countrymen on a grassroots, county-to-county level. This academic work, which has become a standard reference, carries over 600 source notes and two indices. The book is illustrated with 93 plats from 1832 Cherokee surveys and maps of the 11 counties.


SOME GEORGIA RECORDS
VOLUME 6

by Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr.
Publisher: Southern Historical Press, 1993
Hardcover, 500 pages
ISBN 0893086878

Includes the following counties:
Cherokee, Cass, Cobb, Dawson, Forsyth, Gordon, Gwinnett, Gilmer,
Hall, Lumpkin, Murray, Pickens, Rabun, Walton, Whitfield
over 40,000 persons listed.


A NORTH GEORGIA JOURNAL OF HISTORY
VOLUME I

Compiled and Edited by Olin Jackson
Publisher: Legacy Communications, Inc., 1989
Address in 1991 Reprint is:
Legacy Communications, Inc.,
65 Roswell Street, Building
100, Alpharetta GA 30201.
467 pages, including index.
Library of Congress Catalog No. 89-84981


HERITAGE OF HALL COUNTY, GEORGIA 1818-2001
by Hall County Heritage Book Committee
and County Heritage, Inc. (www.countyheritagebooks.com)
Publisher: Walsworth Publishing Co., Inc., 2001


THE FAMILIES OF HALL COUNTY, 1817-1849
by Robert S. Davis
Publisher: Magnolia Press, Gainesville, GA, 1991


THE HISTORY OF HALL COUNTY, GEORGIA
by James E. Dorsey
Publisher: Magnolia Press, Gainesville, GA, 1991


INDEX OF MARRIAGES
HALL COUNTY, GEORGIA, 1819-1900

Transcribed and edited by Patricia K. Jones and Becky Nix
Gainesville, GA, 2000


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