Pioneer Historical Society’s Historic Calendars for Sale
Did you know that Telfair County, at one time, was the world turpentine capital? It’s true? The Peninsular-Lurton Company was the largest gum turpentine company in the world with gum-buying plants in Helena, Pearson, Ocilla, and Savannah. This is just one of the many interesting things that can be learned from the new 2021 Telfair County Historical Calendars now on sale.
This is the fifth in a series of calendars depicting the history of Telfair County in calendar format. This years’ calendar is entitled “Tapped: Turpentine Industry in Telfair County” Many interesting photographs relate the turpentine story of Telfair County which was at one time the gum turpentine capital of the world.
The calendars are $15.00 each and may be purchased at Ryals Drug Store, Smith’s Pharmacy, and the Telfair County Public Library. They may also be purchased from members of the Pioneer Historical Society or by calling Mary Della Bell (706-830-0457) or Robert Hendricks (229-315-9045). These calendars make great Christmas gifts. Get yours today!
All proceeds from the sale of these calendars will be used to further the mission of the Pioneer Historical Society which is to preserve the history of Telfair County and to promote the arts among its people. These funds will also be used to support the Telfair Center for the Arts and the Telfair Museum of History. We ask your support by purchasing one or more calendars. The calendars will be on sale through December as supplies last.
Charley Grimsley and his daughter await entry into the Pine Tree Festival around 1950. In the truck bed is Miss June Dyal (Bradfield) and Martha Ann Fain.