“Images of America: Fitzgerald” by Cam Jordan and Sherri Butler tells the city’s unique history in images drawn from the finest pictures in the Blue and Gray Museum’s collection, as well as those of private citizens and The Herald-Leader. Those images are supplemented with information gleaned from The Herald-Leader archives, earlier histories of the city written by Beth Davis and Isidor and Maud Gelders and the authors’ own research.
The quality of the images is superior to any that have been published before. Some are in book form for the first time, including an original stock certificate for the Colony Company and early views of Bowen’s Mill.
All proceeds from the sale of the book, including authors’ royalties, will go to benefit the Blue and Gray Museum. In Fitzgerald, the book is available for purchase at the museum, located at 116 S. Johnston St., as well as at the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Chamber of Commerce, the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Library, City Hall, The Herald-Leader, PlantersFirst, Community Bank and Colony Bank. It may also be ordered online through the museum’s eBay account at the following link: