This section will include informative, first-hand accounts of life in Murray County at various times.
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1830 Colonel and Mrs. Gold, of Connecticut, told of their visit to New Echota to see their daughter, who was married to the editor of The Cherokee Phoenix.
1853 A letter in which a visitor described the state of the former Moravian mission holdings at Spring Place.
1882 A visit to Sumach.
1893 Letter of C. C. Davis to M. C. Davis.
1908 A Flying Visit to Murray County, lots of details about Spring Place and the new town, Chatsworth.
1917 My Autobiography by William Cotter
1934 A newspaper article in which Mr. Alvin Jones remembers the "Pioneering of Chatsworth" in 1905.
1936-38 Remembrances of Steve Connally, born a slave in Murray County. When interviewed and photographed, Steve was 90 years old.
1930s-1940s Growing Up in Eton. James R. "Footsie" Pierce.
1930s-1940s Memories of Chatsworth. Joann Anderson Warmack.
1930s-1940s Memories of Chatsworth, Edward Turner Warmack.
1930s and 1940s, Robert Green remembers growing up in Crandall.
1941 Article written by Tom Ham about the tough life and times of the Murray County family of Sam and Violet Long. The article first appeared in The American Mercury. Shown here is a condensed version that appeared in Readers' Digest, June 1941.
Murray County educator William A. "Bill" Crump recalls lessons he learned from various people beginning in the 1930s.
Miriam Maddox recalls her life with husband G. I. Maddox from their arrival in Murray County in 1934 until the 1950s.
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