Two Big Excursions Were Run From This Place Yesterday.
Notwithstanding the fact that dozens of Athenians are already out of the city sojourning at various summer resorts about the country, two large excursions were run yesterday, leaving a big hole in the city's population.
Large crowds went over to Tallulah Falls for the day. A low rate had been put on by the Southern and many citizens took advantage of the opportunity for a sight of the beauties of the Falls. This excursion was composed almost entirely of whites, dozens of ladies and prominent people going. All enjoyed the trip very much.
The other excursion was made over the Georgia to Atlanta. It was made up principally of negroes, the star attraction being a ball game between the Athens "Reds" and the Atlanta "Deppens." A large crowd went over.Athens Banner, 7 August 1900, p. 6, col 4.
- Athens Daily Banner, Jul. 1900 - Dec. 1900 on Microfilm in the Heritage collection.
- Memories of a Mountain Shortline: The Story of the Tallulah Falls Railroad by Kaye Carver in the Heritage collection.
- Georgia Waters: Tallulah Falls, Madison Springs, Scull Shoals and the Okefenokee Swamp by E. Merton Coulter in the Heritage and general collections.
- Railways at the Turn of the Century, 1895-1905 by O. S. Nock in the Heritage collection.
- Playing America's Game: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Michael L. Cooper in the children's collection.
- Only the Ball Was White by Robert Peterson in the general collection.
- Complete History of the Negro Leagues, 1884-1955 by Mark Ribowski in the general collection.
- The Crackers: Early Days Atlanta Baseball by Tim Darnell in the Heritage and general collections.
- Tallulah Gorge State Park website.
- Negro Leagues Baseball Museum website.