Green Creek Fire Department to commemorate 50 years

Published 5:03pm Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My farmer father had all the attributes that Paul Harvey mentioned, and this two-minute commercial brought tears to my eyes as I watched and listened. That night, it was posted on facebook numerous times, and has been mentioned in newspapers across the country. If you have the opportunity to watch it, please do. I realize that I’m not the only farmer’s daughter that loved that commercial, but I am sure that none could have enjoyed it as much as I did.

When Allen Pruette sent me some wonderful old copies of the Polk County News from the 1930s, I was delighted to learn so much about life in Polk County before I was born. Many of the people mentioned in those newspapers still have relatives living here today.

In the March 21, 1930 issue of The Polk County News, Mrs. Broadus (Edna) Stott, from Hickory Grove community, a correspondent, was complimented by a subscriber and by the editor in a lengthy article.

Also in the March 21, 1930 newspaper, a correspondent from Cooper’s Gap, Mrs. R.R. Wilson wrote,

“The forest fire broke out in this community near the Big Level Church and burned over quite a bit of territory, but Fire Wardens J.M. McGuinn and Belton Jackson, with a bunch of men, soon had it under control.”

Another correspondent, Mrs. Clint Cudd from New Hope (in Green Creek) wrote: “Preacher Blanton filled his regular appointment at Sandy Springs Sunday, preaching on “The Sins of the Church Today.” Mrs. Cudd also wrote, ”A large crowd attended the Epworth League at New Hope Church Sunday afternoon.”

I wonder if the “Epworth League” could have been a church group, a civic group or a political group. If anyone knows what the words, Epworth League, means, or if you have any news of this area, please call me at 828-863-2437.

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