Snellville Historical Society’s first book was about “The School”, a term most commonly heard in the community when the school was still in existence. It was The Snellville Consolidated School located in a Granite building, a landmark in Snellville for many years. It consisted of grades 1 -11 until 1952 when grade 12 was added. The author believes that “The School” along with the community support, “Gave the Alumni of Snellville High School a sense of Belonging, a sense of Heritage, and a sense of Pride”. This feeling may have influenced the selection of the “history of the school” for the society’s first book to be compiled and published.The book consists of 351 pages with a complete index. It contains more photographs than you would expect – all relevant to the school students, teachers and school activities. It begins with issues that had to be considered, and many overcome, before the consolidated school was accepted by the community and building of the first rural consolidated school in Gwinnett County could proceed. For researchers, it contains references to the 17 schools it replaced, a summary chapter on the subsequent Elementary School, and a summary chapter on the First Middle School in Gwinnett County, all three used the same famous “Rock” building. Additionally included is school census for the years 1918, 1928, 1933, and 1938, and more. The book was compiled and edited by Thomas Harvis (Pap) Ewing, High School Class of 1948.
Member price is $35, non member price is $30. If purchasing two or more copies, cost is $25 per book.
Snellville’s first complete history book, entitled “200 Years of Snellville History” by local author James W. Cofer, Jr., has just been published by King Printing Co. of Lowell MA and is available for purchase immediately.
This research intensive history, commissioned by the Snellville Historical Society, was six years in preparation and includes 529 pages, 360+ photos, figures, and tables, and over 275 references cited.
The author covered many important aspects of the Snellville community including: the Native American period, early settler families, churches, schools, business and industry, military heroes, medical community, city governance, sports, and community organizations. The lost art practices of one-horse farming, saw milling, and hog killing are described. Chapters are also devoted to a Snellville Hall of Fame, local Folklore, and the ‘Demands of the 21st Century.’ The text includes a review by journalist Elliott Brack.
This hardback book with dust jacket is priced at $30 for members of the Snellville Historical Society and $35 for non-members. Copies may be purchased at Snellville Historical Society office on Mondays and Fridays between 10am and 1pm or by mail at the address below.
Checks should be made payable to Snellville Historical Society and add $7.50 S&H for mail orders.
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Snellville, GA 30078
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