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…”.
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.
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This advertisement is from 45 years ago (July 1972).
This advertisement is from 1973 and it’s another one that still rings true today (other than Georgia 400 is no longer “new” and the directional markers are long gone):
The first picture is from last year’s fireworks show. The second picture is a 30 year old flashback from the July 1987 echo newsletter.
Flashback to June 1972…Here’s a Bent Tree advertisement from 45 years ago. It’s ringing true today…Bent Tree is here to stay…