Here’s what was happening in Bent Tree 40 years ago:
Note – as you read this post, you can click on the links (yellow text) for additional Bent Tree corporate history. And, since today is Veterans Day, click here for a 2017 post about the visionary behind the Bent Tree dream.
Thirty-six years ago, a settlement agreement was reached between Bent Tree Corporation (not the same as BTCI) and Bent Tree Property Owners Association, Inc. The amenities/common properties were turned over to the property owners, under a management arrangement on November 1, 1983 and the actual transfer of ownership to the property owners occurred later that month. Bent Tree Community, Inc. was established by BTPOA to own and operate the facilities on behalf of the Bent Tree property owners. The following quote is from the November 1983 Echo (the first Echo published by BTCI instead of by Bent Tree Country Club):
On October 30, 1969 the Pickens County Progress had a front page article announcing the plans for the development of Bent Tree. The first line of the article began “Last Thursday night at the Lions Club meeting personnel from Spratlin Associates, Inc., of Atlanta revealed for the first time publicly the projected plans for a multi-million dollar investment in Pickens County…”.
Fifty years ago today, the first public step towards the Bent Tree dream took place. Bent Tree Corporation (not to be confused with the current Bent Tree Community, Inc.) was duly incorporated in Georgia on August 29, 1969. Click here for a previous post with more information.
The photo below (circa 1972) shows an old smokehouse that was built on land that is now at the bottom of Lake Tamarack. The structure was estimated to have been built around 1870 and was moved out of the way when the lake was filled. It was made of hand-hewn American Chestnut logs, and the door frames were put together with square nails. The tin roof and the clapboards near the top were added later.
Click here to link to an interesting article about this gentleman. Check back tomorrow for more information.