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Can't See the Forest for the Trees: The Upland South Folk Cemetery Tradition on United States Army Corps of Engineers Land in Georgia

Author(s): Allen Wilson ; Michael P. Fedoroff

Year: 2017

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Summary

The nature of the mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers--water management, and the dams and reservoirs necessary to accomplish this mission have resulted in many familial and community cemeteries on USACE land falling under the stewardship of the Corps. The desire to settle near productive bodies of water, the time period around which these areas were being settled, and the preference to establish these cemeteries on high grounds resulted in numerous examples of the "Upland South Folk Cemetery Tradition" on USACE lands. This paper looks at the traits that make up this tradition and looks at how it is expressed in cemeteries at Lake Lanier, Allatoona Lake, and West Point Lake, all in Georgia. We will discuss preservation challenges and interpretation and research goals for these unique cemeteries as well as the traits that make up the Upland South Folk Cemetery Tradition.


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Can't See the Forest for the Trees: The Upland South Folk Cemetery Tradition on United States Army Corps of Engineers Land in Georgia. Allen Wilson, Michael P. Fedoroff. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435527)


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Temporal Keywords
19th Century


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 671

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America