Sunday, October 19, 2008

Talking Rock GA- Whee Lil Town In The Valley

Unlike other Georgia mountain towns that have seen changes in recent years with the urban spawl of chain stores and massive excavation, this quaint town remains much the way it was at the turn of the century. According to one local website, Talking Rock located between Jasper and Ellijay is the third smallest town in Georgia.

My morning drive Saturday started along Ga highway 136 at Burnt Mountain Road in search of more fall foliage pictures. Most folks from the city usually drive highway 52 for the fall scenery but I found 136 that extends some 40 miles to be less crowded and more scenic including Sequoya Lake. Pics later.
Some pics of Talking Rock, which incidentally was the Heritage Days Festival weekend I was unaware of. I really wanted to get some early morning pictures without the clutter of the festival, but oh well.

A recently painted mural on a building entering town

The Blue Ridge town crier makes a visit...
A ride down the main drag...

Naturally, an antique store...

And what's inside?

And a short video of a steam engine...


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