Carroll County and Her People. Joe Cobb.

Carroll County and Her People

C. 1907.

First Edition. Wraps. 8 3/4" X 5 5/8". 149pp. Presumed First. No date, publisher, or place of publication stated, but most likely circa 1907. Handstitched paper wraps are heavily worn, with front cover and title page clipped at right corner, losses to paper backing spine, poorly reinforced with tape, soiling, and a few small tears to edges. Pages mildly foxed throughout. Text block remains sound. Contents are unmarked. Black and white photographs of Carroll County throughout. The author, Private Joe Cobb, a writer for The Villa Rica Star, here details the early settlement of the county through to 1907, with a pronounced focus on the Civil War, remarking on the principle figures and buildings of Carroll County history, along with a brief chapter, "Fun, Folly and Foolish," of jokes collected from "the writers scrap book." Truly fascinating, with chapters on The Pony Club, "an organized band of horse thieves in the early settleing [sic] of Carroll," and the Plug Uglies, "a name assumed by an informal disorganized organization of school boys at Carrollton in 1866." Good. Item #1413

Price: $150.00

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