Film to feature Tallapoosa, local music

May 15, 2010 Full story: Douglas County Sentinal 17

A documentary film scheduled for completion next summer will focus on traditional Southern fiddle music and will feature local interviews and footage of Haralson County.

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“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#1 May 15, 2010
Nice to hear this. Good luck with the project.
former hometown boy

Atlanta, GA

#2 May 18, 2010
When is Jerry Springer coming to do shows in Tallapoosa and Haralson County? He could get all locals on his show and stay there for weeks and not run out of people. Ha! Ha!
really

Ellenwood, GA

#3 May 18, 2010
You must be be joking,Atlanta is the biggest shit hole in the south,Springer wouldn't try to come to Atlanta..unless he has a death wish.
former home town boy

Atlanta, GA

#4 May 19, 2010
really wrote:
You must be be joking,Atlanta is the biggest shit hole in the south,Springer wouldn't try to come to Atlanta..unless he has a death wish.
I never said anything about Atlanta.
Speilburg

Hahira, GA

#5 May 19, 2010
former hometown boy wrote:
When is Jerry Springer coming to do shows in Tallapoosa and Haralson County? He could get all locals on his show and stay there for weeks and not run out of people. Ha! Ha!
Maybe it will be about the music and not the residents AKA the "Possum People"

But I would bet this film crew does not put Tallapoosa in a positive spotlight to the rest of the world.....that would be to good to be true.

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#6 May 20, 2010
Speilburg wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe it will be about the music and not the residents AKA the "Possum People"
But I would bet this film crew does not put Tallapoosa in a positive spotlight to the rest of the world.....that would be to good to be true.
Since it is a local person doing the film I hope it puts Tallapoosa in a good spotlight. I agree the "Possum Snout" moniker has really hurt Tallapoosa. This issue has been covered extensively in other topics. I mean a music show called "Possum Pickins"!! Give me a damn break on the Possum crap. You do not see Pete Bridges running for the Senate in Georgia as the former Mayor of Possum Snout. The police cars say Tallapoosa Police not Possum Snout Police. My city bill is from Tallapoosa not Possum Snout. The Possum was killed crossing the road let him/her stay thta way, DEAD.
bull

Atlanta, GA

#7 May 20, 2010
former hometown boy wrote:
When is Jerry Springer coming to do shows in Tallapoosa and Haralson County? He could get all locals on his show and stay there for weeks and not run out of people. Ha! Ha!
Tallapoosa,could be on Jerry Springer.Subject how it is to live in a town in Georgia without the thugs,being safe at night without worrying about carjackings,killings daily.Yes that would be great for the county.
former hometown boy

Atlanta, GA

#8 May 21, 2010
bull wrote:
<quoted text> Tallapoosa,could be on Jerry Springer.Subject how it is to live in a town in Georgia without the thugs,being safe at night without worrying about carjackings,killings daily.Yes that would be great for the county.
Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!
george barnett

United States

#9 May 21, 2010
Never heard of Tallapoosa.She ever play in Charlotte clubs???
Moonshine Madam

Atlanta, GA

#10 May 23, 2010
John, you seem to a lot about Tallapoosa. Do you have any idea how the Tallapoosa got the name "Possum Snout"?
John In North Carolina wrote:
<quoted text>Since it is a local person doing the film I hope it puts Tallapoosa in a good spotlight. I agree the "Possum Snout" moniker has really hurt Tallapoosa. This issue has been covered extensively in other topics. I mean a music show called "Possum Pickins"!! Give me a damn break on the Possum crap. You do not see Pete Bridges running for the Senate in Georgia as the former Mayor of Possum Snout. The police cars say Tallapoosa Police not Possum Snout Police. My city bill is from Tallapoosa not Possum Snout. The Possum was killed crossing the road let him/her stay thta way, DEAD.

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#11 May 23, 2010
Moonshine Madam wrote:
John, you seem to a lot about Tallapoosa. Do you have any idea how the Tallapoosa got the name "Possum Snout"? <quoted text>
It seems Tallapoosa went by several names over the early years and this was just one of them. One story of a man who was so ugly his face was compared to that of a possum etc. To be honest I do not really care. I am totally turned off from any reference to the City of Tallapoosa using the possum moniker. It is demeaning to the history of this city to continue to promote "Possum Snout". Promote "Historic Tallapoosa". Check out this link and after reading it I hope you can see my point. Tallapoosa has many great things to be remembered by and used to promote the city without mentioning the possum. If you really want to know the answer contact the City of Tallapoosa. Get them to give the "FACTS". Since they make such a damn big publicity issue off the stupid possum surely they can verify the true history. Here is the link.
http://roadsidegeorgia.com/city/tallapoosa.ht...
Moonshine Madam

Atlanta, GA

#12 May 23, 2010
Thank you, John. You are such a wealth of information. I would like to learn more about the area where I live. It makes living there more interesting.
John In North Carolina wrote:
<quoted text>It seems Tallapoosa went by several names over the early years and this was just one of them. One story of a man who was so ugly his face was compared to that of a possum etc. To be honest I do not really care. I am totally turned off from any reference to the City of Tallapoosa using the possum moniker. It is demeaning to the history of this city to continue to promote "Possum Snout". Promote "Historic Tallapoosa". Check out this link and after reading it I hope you can see my point. Tallapoosa has many great things to be remembered by and used to promote the city without mentioning the possum. If you really want to know the answer contact the City of Tallapoosa. Get them to give the "FACTS". Since they make such a damn big publicity issue off the stupid possum surely they can verify the true history. Here is the link.
http://roadsidegeorgia.com/city/tallapoosa.ht...

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#13 May 23, 2010
I did some more research and besides the explanation in the link above here are some other "legends" as to the name.

1. In the early part of the 1830's the old Indian council village of Charles Town became a mining settlement known as "Possum Snout", named by the gold miners who panned the waters of the Tallapoosa for the precious metal.
2.Chief Possum Snout of Creek Indian fame gave Tallapoosa its very first name.
Moonshine Madam

Atlanta, GA

#14 May 23, 2010
In my opinion some of the best music every written came out of areas of poverty and unrest. People had to rely on their talents and whatever instruments they could gather up for entertainment. Hearing good old homegrown music like this is heartwarming and brings people closer together. Front porch, swing, sweet tea, and homegrown music. How could you get closer heaven without being there?
Moonshine Madam

Atlanta, GA

#15 May 23, 2010
Thanks again John. You are so good. Just like a young bloodhound. Put you on the scent and you follow it almost to the end.
John In North Carolina wrote:
I did some more research and besides the explanation in the link above here are some other "legends" as to the name.
1. In the early part of the 1830's the old Indian council village of Charles Town became a mining settlement known as "Possum Snout", named by the gold miners who panned the waters of the Tallapoosa for the precious metal.
2.Chief Possum Snout of Creek Indian fame gave Tallapoosa its very first name.
big daddy dada

Hampton, GA

#16 Apr 23, 2011
who knows who was the frist mayor of tallapoosa.
John In Tallapoosa

Lawrenceville, GA

#17 Apr 23, 2011
Hey John in North Carolina. You may want to check this out http://www.clayscorner.com/new-years-eve.shtm... Possums don't just drop in Tallapoosa lol.

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