|Courthouse square, Buena Vista, GA/ Photo © by Judy Wells.|
But then Eddie Owens Martin, born at midnight on July 4, 1908 to west central Georgia sharecroppers, is the last person you would imagine receiving life-altering visions and messages from Pasaquoyans, residents of the distant future.
His father died four years later and Eddie returned to the family farm - they now owned a 1900s farmhouse and seven acres - to help his mother and brothers get the crops in.
|St. EOM's portrait of a Pasaquoyan.|
|Entryway to Pasaquan. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
|The Oratory or "Inner Sanctum" of St. EOM's house. Photo © by Judy Wells.|
|Grounds and out-buildings. Photos © by Judy Wells.|
Now under the management of Columbus State University, Pasaquan, 238 Eddie Martin Rd., is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Suggested contributions are $10 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students. The complex is closed for the months of December and July.
There are no overnight accommodations in Buena Vista, but plenty in nearby Columbus and Americus. I can recommend the fried chicken at Annie D's, just off the square in Buena Vista.
|Downtown Buena Vista.|
Travel Auction ReturnsThe Society of American Travel Writers invites bids on travel delights from luggage and City Passes to personalized tours from travel writers, a stint as Honorary Duck Master at the Peabody Memphis,
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Imagine a nine-night trip to Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and safari at a Thornybush Lodge adjacent to Great Kruger National Park with tours, seven breakfasts, three lunches and three dinners with all in-country flights and transfers for $4,199 per person including international round-trip air.Thank South African Airways Vacations for this one, including two free nights in the Cape Winelands. You will fly in and out of JFK.
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