Sunday, March 28, 2010
Waycross is an interesting small city in south Georgia located near the Okeefenokee Swamp. There are so many train tracks in Waycross that it's unusual to go through the city without getting stopped somewhere while a train goes through. Some noted resident's of Waycross are Burt Reynolds, Parnell Roberts (Bonanza)and Ossie Davis. The area has been the subject of several popular songs including Miller's Cave, and Gator McKlusky (sung by Jerry Reed). Ted Turner and Jane Fonda once took a detour on their way home to Atlanta to stop and eat at a Maryland Fried Chicken in Waycross. I guess animal activists do eat chicken. lol
According to Walt Kelly's famous comic strip, Pogo and the other swamp characters lived in the Okeefenokee Swamp. Waycross honors Pogo with his picture on one of their water towers.
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On August 21,1995 while on a flight from Atlanta to Biloxi, Atantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 crashed in a field in the Burwell Community near Carrollton GA. There were 10 fatalities including one who died 4 months after the crash. The people of the Burwell Community errected this monument behind the Shiloh United Methodist Church.. I've always regretted that I didn't take a picture of the church and will probably never be able to go back. This is not my original post. The pictures had vanished for some reason and while trying to redo the post I accidentally deleted it. Since people still come here on a search to see this I am reposting. I hate that I lost the comments .https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Southeast_Airlines_Flight_529