An Old Residenter Returns

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
February 14, 1889, page 1
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Mr. C. J. Woods, of Centerville, Ind., who is on a trip South for his health, was a visitor to Cartersville for a short while last week.

He left this county in 1848, and this is his first visit since. It was a treat to be near by and hear him and Gus Franklin recount some experiences before the Indians left. A most striking picture was that given by Mr. Woods of how the Redskins caught fish in the Etowah. They would construct a sein of brush, tied together with hickory bark, that would reach across the river. About a hundred of them would get in and drag it for a distance, then bringing an end around and confine the fish in a kind of pen. They would then get in and with little harpoons kill the fish, during the work cavorting and yelling in true Indian style.

Mr. Woods expressed himself as most agreeably surprised at seeing so good a town as Cartersville at a site by which he used to drive a six mule team hauling goods from Augusta.


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