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Horses, mules almost overran ‘Joeless’ square in Gainesville

Horses, mules almost overran ‘Joeless’ square in Gainesville

The picture is of Gainesville’s downtown square probably in the early 1900s before motorized vehicles were common and before “Old Joe,” the Confederate statue was erected. The view is toward the west side of the square where Saul’s, Frames You Nique and other stores stand today.

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1920 contents of high school cornerstone unveil history

In the fall of 1920, Hall County students were studying in 21 schools.

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Gainesville was a brick center in early 1900s

In the early 1900s, Gainesville already was becoming known as a poultry center, but it would be another half century before it could boast about being the “World’s Broiler Capital.”

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Family finally tells its story of ’36 Gainesville tornado

Because April is high tornado season, and storms are top of mind especially in Northeast Georgia, here’s a family’s remarkable story about how they survived Gainesville’s 1936 tornado despite being in or near the middle of it. They were indeed fortunate they were not among the more than 200 people killed.

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Gainesville residents fought to keep square in 1901

“Old Joe,” the Confederate statue on Gainesville’s downtown square, almost wasn’t to be for a couple of reasons.

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Anniversary of a different deadly 1936 tornado

Today is the 79th anniversary of the fourth deadliest tornado in United States history.

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Gainesville Mill added a big jolt to Hall economy

The early 1900s were high times for Gainesville and Hall County.

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