School Days

School Days: Concord School, early 1890’s

School Days: Concord School, early 1890's

Concord School is one of the numerous small school houses that existed in the Armuchee Valley area. It was situated towards the northern end of Concord Road just across the way from Concord Church. Previous Jordan’s Journey contributor Rhonda Locke recently sent me a wonderful “new” photo. Rhonda describes the photo: I was excited to […]


School Days: Subligna High School Class of 1949

School Days: Subligna High School Class of 1949

Recently my cousin Christa McWilliams set up a new group on Facebook called Subligna Community Members & Friends. Her idea was to bring people together to share old photos and memories about growing up in the tiny community nestled at the southern end of the East and West Armuchee valleys. It’s the same community where […]


School Days: LHS Majorettes, 1964

School Days: LHS Majorettes, 1964

So far all my School Days posts have focused on the Villanow and Subligna areas of the Armuchee Valley/Dirt Town Valley regions in Walker and Chattooga counties. I’ve looked at older photos as well as a (relatively speaking) newer image (and I’ll have more of both for you in the future). Today, though, will be […]


School Days: Subligna School Children

School Days: Subligna School Children

Today I’ve another update in the School Days series. The last update was very specific, naming each student and the exact class and year. That image was from 1991. Most of the time older school photos aren’t so well documented and history leaves us to our own devices. Today’s photo is one such image. I […]


School Days: Armuchee Valley School, Class of 1991

School Days: Armuchee Valley School, Class of 1991

Today’s entry in the School Days series is quite different. Where as the previous school photos were taken in the 1930’s, today’s school photo was taken in 1990. It is, in fact, my 5th grade class from Armuchee Valley School. I love how this photo is labeled with all the names–making any detective work much […]


School Days: Villanow School, circa late 1930’s

School Days: Villanow School, circa late 1930's

Today I have another entry for the School Days series. This time I present a photo from the Villanow School which stood in Villanow at the opposite end of the valley as the Subligna School photo I shared last time. The Villanow school was among the last one room school houses in the area. The […]


School Days: Students at Subligna School, 1930’s

School Days: Students at Subligna School, 1930's

In the late 19th and early 20th century there were numerous schools scattered about the Armuchee and Dirt Town Valley regions. Today not even one of them remains. Gradually, one by one, they were all consolidated and now everyone travels to the larger towns for school. I have relatively little knowledge about the small schools […]