Donna Lowery Murphy writes: I was born about 20 miles away but we lived in Everett City. Mrs. Lottie’s store was right down the road from my house. Mrs. Lottie was a very large lady and also large as life. She sat in a rocker and ran the cash register. Her husband was tall and skinny. She did a good business because she was the store on the way to the river which was just 3 miles away., so she had lots of fisherman and campers shopping there.
Anthony Gray: I can remember shopping in Lottie’s store as a kid, her sitting in a recliner while operating the cash register.
I made this aerial photograph on a recent trip with veteran pilot Frank Lee and photographer Mike McCall.
Abandoned by Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in the 1980s, the trestle/swing bridge seen here dates to the days of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, and in the heyday of passenger trains, carried the Orange Blossom Special and other legendary passenger cars. It’s the most prominent landmark at the Altamaha River Park.
The bridge is also a popular landmark for boaters traveling down the Altamaha to the coast.
This well-maintained boardwalk stands 5-8 feet over bottomland forest before leading to a great view of the Altamaha River and the abandoned railroad trestle and swing bridge.