Gragg Lumber Company Marker (Reverse), Amsterdam, GA.
The text reads as : (side 2) (Continued from other side) " From Virginia in the north, stretching south to Texas and bounded by the Piedmont and by mountains to the west, there was once a carpet of Green Gold. This fabulous carpet was long-leaf and slash pine, including oaks here. It attracted sawmill and turpentine industries to Decatur County. These industries yielded economic stability in this region during the first half of the twentieth century. The long-leaf pine once covered 130 million acres. Its area is now reduced to about 3 million acres. The cathedral like beauty of longleaf stands and wide use of the gave it the crown of “one of the greatest trees ever known.”
Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Decatur County Historical Society 2007
Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Gragg Lumber Company Marker; Gragg Lumber Company; Decatur County (Ga.); Amsterdam (Ga.); Historical marker --- Georgia --- Amsterdam.