Thursday, April 26, 2007

Rogers Ferry

This is Rogers Ferry. It is carrying Anna’s ancestor Buck Jones and his mules and wagon across the Chattahoochee River. Have you ever wondered how Powers Ferry and Johnson Ferry Roads go their names? Clue: They both crossed the Chattahoochee River.

As you know, I am in the process of re-running the old pictures I have ran before. I ran this picture before and not too long ago a person contacted me asking me permission to use the picture in an Atlanta magazine article. I haven’t seen the article yet. Maybe it is too early.

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Blogger Bhob said...

I can see why the magazine wanted to use it. It's just a remarkable scene of lost Americana. A ride on the Jubal A. Early at White's Ferry across the Potomac is one of the last of its kind: ... It travels back and forth attached to a cable.

3:11 AM  
Blogger cbish68 said...


What a great picture. It reminds me of the ferry crossing scene in the clint Eastwood movie The Outlaw Josey Wales. He crossed the river on a ferry, then lied in wait on the other side and watched the Federales chasing him as they loaded all their horses, mules and equipment onto the ferry. when they were halfway across, he shot the ferry cable in half. Panicing men and horses then toppled the ferry and spilled everything into the river.

Do you know the year that this photo was taken?

5:48 AM  
Blogger ET said...

It is nice isn't? It reminds of water transportation of days gone by, which reminds of an elderly gentleman by the name of Lewis Richardson (his wife and I were genealogy pals) who was putting together a book about different modes of early water transportation. He had keel boats as Davie Crockett raced Mike Fink with and just about everything else. I smell a blog posting brewing.
Bhob has compiled, contributed and edited the excellent book AGAINST THE GRAIN: MAD ARTIST Wallace Wood.

7:16 AM  
Blogger ET said...

I remember that scene in The Outlaw Josey Wales. I like the ending when one of the men chasing Josey prefer to look right through him and gave a speech about letting bygones by bygones.... or let the past stay in the past, or whatever.... good flick, as most of Eastwood movies are.
I used to think CE would make an excellent William T. Sherman, if they made a movie about him... but now, I think he has aged beyond the part.

7:20 AM  
Blogger ET said...

I forgot to reply to your question when do I think the photo was taken. Well, we can estimate. Buck Jones was born in 1850 and died in 1930. So, I would think he was probably in his late 30s or 40s in this picture. That would make the picture c1885-1900.

7:31 AM  
Blogger cbish68 said...

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7:55 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Here is a note that says this post has been removed by the author.

I have no idea what it Mr Cyber is talking about. I did not delete anything, and it seems all the comments are there.

So, if you made a comment and you are fuming because it was deleted, all I can say, I must have pressed the wrong key. "Try, try again" (quote from Diamonds Are Forever".

8:05 AM  

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