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Harrington, George W., 1932-

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Bio

George "G.W." Harrington, born 1932, grew up in various south Georgia turpentine camps, first 8 Mile Still outside Homerville, then Fodie Camp outside Morven, and finally Greenwood Camp outside Stockton where, from 1941-1960, his father JW "Jake" Harrington, Sr. managed the 16,000 acre tract owned by the Southern Resin and Chemical Company of Philadelphia. The elder Harrington had worked turpentine as early as the 1920s and retired in 1960 when the labor grew unreliable. G.W. started dippingin 1943. Later he rode woods and with his father took care of the horses and mules, and did various jobs through 1950. Harrington is unusual in that he has photos taken by his brother-in-law, Joseph O. Rodgers, which show not only woods work and the family home, but also a rare interior photo of the camp commissary. His father would order stock for the commissary, but his mother held "grocery time" or "grocery night" for the hands. After a stint in the military and a year as an outfielder in the old Georgia-Florida minor leagues, he went on to work for Coca-Cola. He is currently retired and living in Valdosta.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

George W. Harrington, Interview transcript and Field Notes, February 10, 2004 (PDF)

 Digital Work
Collection number: 7A4BCF88-29B6-6984-4262-2C1BBFBF5749

VF-1002.26 Harrington, George

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 4
Collection number: Folder 4
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People In Article:George W. Harrington

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Subjects in Article:turpentining

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Brief Summary:copies of correspondence to Mr. Harrington and notes taken during interviews

Dates: 1996 - 2006