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Sumach Community, 1882
August 13, 1882
SMACKS FROM SUMACH
A Village Which Thrives and Grows,
Though Not Often Heard of.
Special Correspondence of the Constitution.
sumach, August 8.—Sumach is an unpretending little village in Murray county, fifteen miles northeast of Dalton. and ten miles north of Spring Place. Its make up consists in one store, kept by Mr. J. L. Smith, a very clever and business gentleman, and the Sumach Seminary, for male and female, a school of which any community might well be proud. E. I. F. Cheyne, president; W. K. Burch, professor of languages, with efficient teachers for primary department; Miss Dixie K. Wilkes, teacher of music. There is here a young men's Christian association, the services of which are well attended and always interesting. The country is as healthy and water as good as can be found anywhere. I had the pleasure on last Saturday of attending the Sundayschool celebration here. Three schools were represented, Sumach, Halls chapel and Woodlawn, all very prosperous schools, superintendents and assistant superintendents respectively as follows: Sumach–W. L. Henry and W. H. Ricket; Hall's chapel—Mr. Petty and Mr. Leaman; Woodlawn–Mr. Osborne and Mr. Vining, brother of Mr. Vining of your city. The celebration was a success, the compositions and addresses of the young people excellent. The singing was very good. The singing class at Sumach, with Mr. A. P. Haggard as leader, sing splendidly–and then the dinner baskets, when thrown together and spread out, made a repast which was all that
the most fastidious epicure could have desired. After dinner the schools were addressed by Rev. Lee, of Dalton, Mr. Humphries, of Murray county, Rev. Mr. Harris, of the North Georgia conference, and Rev. Mr. Henry, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Sumach.
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