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Rexall Drug Store, Bowman

Bowman GA Elbert County Downtown Rexall Drugs SIgn Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

The Rexall sign on the Bowman Drug store catches my eye every time I pass by it. I only wish the weather had been better this time. The skies were threatening the whole time, but I still enjoyed walking around this friendly little town, with its antique dealers and quaint old storefronts. Bowman was incorporated in 1907 but its origins date to the late 1870s, when a road connecting Elberton and Toccoa was cut through the area. Subsequently, a depot was located here and named for Colonel Thomas J. Bowman, who had surveyed the land.

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Witcher’s Store, Bowman

Bowman GA Elbert County Red Building Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Letha Dickerson writes that this was Hoyt Witcher’s store. Geraldine Baker recalls it being a service station. I imagine it was both, a forerunner of today’s convenience stores.

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Georgia Highway 17, Bowman

Historic Downtown Bowman GA Highway 17 Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

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Warehouse, Bowman

Bowman GA Elbert County Spring Art Show Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

I missed the show by one day, but it’s wonderful to see a small town like Bowman doing such a good job of promoting the arts.

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Town Well, Circa 1905, Bowman

Historic Bowman GA Town Well Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Located on the Public Square, the old town well is Bowman’s gathering place. It was built by Goshen John Bowers.

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Historic Storefronts, Bowman

Bowman GA Historic Commercial Storefronts Anns Tiques Antique Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

The historic storefronts of Bowman’s public square are still in use, with antique stores filling much of the space. I believe a library is planned for the building seen below with the colorful windows.

Bowman GA Elbert County Commercial Storefronts Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

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Carnival Game Clown, Bowman

Bowman GA Elbert County Antique Store Fair Clown Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This is one of several old carnival game heads used as ornaments on Ann’s Tiques, Bowman’s cleverly named antique store.

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