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        No MTV? | Georgia Stories

        It is only about 60 miles from Franklin to Atlanta, but within that area the old and new Georgia were existing side by side. To today's typical eighth graders, Heard County in 1950 could have been 1850 when looking at the recreational outlets for kids. The lack of video games, computers, shopping malls, and McDonald's is mentioned but the emphasis is on what they did have - church picnics, school parties, reading, radio, crafts, swimming holes. Extensive use of photographs from the period illustrates the wide variety of activities that made up these teenagers' lives.’

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