Finding OUR Lost History

On one of those sleepiness nights, I found myself watching History Channel 2 (H2), the little brother to my favorite channel, which I probably do not need to name. This station is where they test new shows and air less popular programming. Brad Meltzer has a relatively new show titled

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Greek, Latin, or Harness-ease?

While looking through our only catalog from the Shadburn Brothers (circa 1910), whose company was known for manufacturing harness and saddlery here in Buford, I realized there was an entire language devoted to describing uses for leather items for horses. I chuckled at a few of the names, and then

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The Buford Shoemakers Preferred Hanna Bats

What is a Hanna bat? Once as common as Hillerich and Bradsby’s Louisville Slugger, the Hanna Batrite brand was endorsed and even preferred by many major leaguers and children alike. The Hanna Manufacturing Company began in Athens, Georgia, in 1911. The company made shovel handles, hand tools, and farm implements.

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