Saturday, August 7, 2010

7 August 1900: "Large Crowds Leave Athens."

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.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, I didn't know that Athens had a Negro League team! Have heard about Tallulah excursions all my life from my grandfather & great aunt, who used to ride the train to Tallulah from Athens to spend the summer with their great-grandmother in the house that is now Isabelle's Tea Room (or was until recently) at Tallulah.