Tag Archives: Georgia Vintage Automobiles/Tractors

Mud Bogging, Ware County

Muddin’ Truck, US Highway 84, 2010

This vehicle was always a landmark for me, and served as an advertisement for a local Mud Bogging* event. It was parked on the right hand side of US 84 past Ruskin, heading from Waycross to Homerville, for many years. I think it’s gone now.

*-Mud Bogging, AKA Mudding, Bogging, etc., has grown from a backyard hobby into a big business. It’s perhaps most popular in Florida, but is a big deal in these parts, too, truly a part of the local folklife. At first it was just done with trucks, often specially rigged for the job, but now is very popular with ATVs and custom rigs. I’m not sure about Waycross, but I know Florida actually has races with some of the custom rigs, known as Swamp Buggies.


Saddlebag House & Ford Custom Pickup, Leary

The truck is at least 40 years old and the house is early 20th century. Two workhorses, from 2019.

Gabled-Ell Farmhouse, Montgomery County

The gabled-ell is among the most common farmhouse types in Georgia; this is a very utilitarian example. Aesthetically, the old car is a great complement to the house.

Gable-Front House, Meriwether County

This Craftsman-inspired gable front house was located near the Salem/Raleigh community, if my notes serve me correctly. It’s a nice example of the form.

The Lawn Ranger, McRae

I photographed this truck in 2010. It’s still one of my favorites and a good example of the ingenuity of our small-town businesses. It definitely got my attention.

Queen Anne Farmhouse, Evans County

This house appears to have been abandoned for a long time, but remains in good condition.

Rosehill, Georgia

Rosehill is a lost community in Oconee County. A post office named Rosehill was open from 1900-1904. Maps today identify it as Rose Hill.

This historic small farmstead would have likely been typical of such properties in the area in the early 20th century.

Folk Victorian House, Sale City

Ferguson Street, DeSoto

Edison City Jail, 1904

The nicely restored jail and fire engine are the centerpiece of a small park on Hartford Street.