Have had great email response, can't wait to have more participation here! I thought I'd begin at the beginning, and do a post on Egan, Ga. I frankly had never even heard of it until 2003 when I looked up 'Mama' (Lennie Mae Butler Weller Blount) in the 1918 Atlanta City Directory (at the AFPL on Carnegie Way dntwn). Her address was listed as Egan Ga, on the Hapeville car line. I began to research Egan then, and did not come up with much, until I found the Arcadia publication, WWII in Atlanta , done by Paul Crater of the Atlanta History Center. There is a photo of a ?WPA? run children's nursery in Egan, Ga. too late for me, as that branch of the fam. was in Pike County by the 1930s. See Georgia Sanborn Fire Insurance here: https://www.libs.uga.edu/maproom/collections/sanborn.html
see 'vanishing GA collection photo of Gate City Mill here
During that summer, a different branch of my family was moving from one Fayetteville home to another. Bob Clifton, who many of you retired Delta pilots from the East Point boards will remember, is the consummate business man, and had gone to some auctions at FT Mac during the 80s, to buy, well whatever he could get for cheap, I suppose. He did outfit the clubhouse at the Links with restaurant plunder, and the garage was full of those always useful 1980s cpus and monitors. Ok, so in 2002-3, they are moving to the golf course, and this garage has to be emptied. I'm in there plundering and find: my aunt Gaile's (BHS '60) and Aunt Mavis's (BHS '56) childhood scrapbooks! Gaile's is online with the BHS Laureates. Link asap. Three more entirely unrelated (I think at the time) school yearbooks, 1981 Colonial Hills, 1974-75 Lake Harbin Elementary, and a 1984 Russell High School Pointer. I treasured these, and still hope to locate the owner, but I hesitate to blare the name right off. (If you have figured out these are yours, please let me know how to get in touch to get them back. They have the owner's name in them.) I glanced at the yearbooks then, but with all of the 'life' that has continued to roll on, I only a week ago! saw the dedication page in this 1984 Pointer. It gives the history of Russell High School, and Egan Park! I knew it was housing for Egan area workers; my aunt 'Sam' and her son Quenton were both listed as mill workers in the 1920 census, and so I am now trying to find out if Capt Wm Alexander Russell, John Egan's uncle, was related to Benj. Russell who was credited as the founder of Russell Mills, now Russell Atheletic, for whom BIG BOI is a spokesperson. WHHOOAAA Ya'll, indeed! I'm going to try to put in one of my early film efforts from youtube here. As it says, 'click here' . For short film. I told you I was new at this.