Brasstown Author Featured at Heritage Event
Long-time local resident Bass “Jim” Hyatt has written a personal history of the Brasstown Valley.
Saturday June 16, 2018 at the Brasstown Community Civic Center, 255 Settawig Rd, starting at 5 pm
The history of the scenic Brasstown Valley will be presented and discussed Saturday evening at the Brasstown Community Civic Center, public cordially invited.
Clay Logan, of Possum Drop fame, will serve as master of ceremonies for the event.
A $5 charge includes a hot dog, drink and peach cobbler – this portion of the proceeds will go to the Community Center for the new building. Music provided by Bob Dalsemer, David Linden with Martha Owens and friends.
Brasstown author Bass Hyatt will be the keynote speaker. His book BRASSTOWN VALLEY MYTHS & HISTORY was published earlier this year by Straub Publishing of Blairsville. His book will be available for purchase and signing.
Discussion leaders, who will each lecture briefly, are local historians: Jason Edwards and Jerry Taylor from Georgia, Billy Ray Palmer and Wally Avett from Murphy.
Planned topics include early pioneers both Cherokee and white, the 1838 Removal (‘Trail of Tears’) and the coming of the John C. Campbell Folk School.
“The old Unicoi Turnpike came right through here,” Logan said. “We are the oldest community in Clay County and we are celebrating our culture and history. Come out and learn about Brasstown.”