Friday, February 6, 2009

1974 Downtown Rose Beds

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February 6, 1974
The Soperton Garden Club planted 270 rose bushes downtown. Those planted along the railroad are long gone, buth those at the courthouse have survived till present. The Zippy Mart was the first convenience store in Soperton. In 2009 there are six.

Others that week: Basketball at West Laurens, Donkey Basketball, Girl Scout Cookie Sale, Fifth grade ecology careers class designed by Sue McNair.

The color photo made in 2009 shows the approximate area of the 1974 rose bush project. The vertical rail fence at left and sidewalk cover the old rose bed. Parking spaces were eliminated in favor of a grassy park.

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