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The Rialto Final Report

The Rialto Final Report

Final report on the Rialto – I put a show tune CD on to play and I sat in the balcony and listened to the music. I dozed then It was time to leave anyway.

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Rialto John Gilbert Report 5

Rialto John Gilbert Report 5

Rialto Report 6-13-09 I wondered how I was going to load my Peerless lamphouse into the bed of my Dodge truck from the movie trailer all by myself. I had backed the truck up to the trailer but I can’t lift the lamp up 3 feet to the truck bed. As I stood studying the problem, my gaze […]

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Save the Rialto 4

Save the Rialto 4

Report 6-08-09 It’s no fun getting up at 7 AM on a Saturday morning but June 6th was well worth it. Melanie and I had breakfast with several contributors.

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Get-A-Ways

New Orleans Cocktail Walking Tour

New Orleans Cocktail Walking Tour

New Orleans Cocktail Walking Tour – Take this walking tour on your first day in New Orleans to discover the places you must go!

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SavannahTrolley Tours

SavannahTrolley Tours

Discover Savannah at your leisure with a Full One-Day Ticket on the “Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour”. Create your own itinerary to see 15 of the most popular sights of Savannah at your own pace.

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CreekStand Catfish Farm

CreekStand Catfish Farm

SALEM, AL. – Wanna fish until you drop? CreekStand Catfish Farm is a 15 min. drive from uptown Columbus, GA. Fish all day for $2.00 and keep what you catch for a fee. Best Catfish I ever ate!

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Politics

History of Man and Beer

History of Man and Beer

The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer.

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Best 7 Minutes on Gun Control Ever

Best 7 Minutes on Gun Control Ever

A reasoned defense of the right to bear arms, all arms by the Virtual President of the United States of America. Watch this seven minute video!

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Get a Job

Get a Job

If we are expected to pay for other people’s mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.

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Columbus History

Historic Columbus Part 3

Historic Columbus Part 3

Columbus became a real wartime military town where soldiers could go and enjoy their leave without a lot of hassle. The Infantry School was near Columbus.

Historic Columbus Part 2

Historic Columbus Part 2

My Father and my older brother were both Columbus projectionists. My Father worked at the Rialto theater and my brother at the Springer.

Historic Columbus Part 1

Historic Columbus Part 1

Historic Columbus – I was born and raised in Columbus and lived there until I left the city in my youth to work but always returned home to Historic Columbus

Civil War

Civil War Columbus Part 1

Civil War Columbus Part 1

The last land battle of the Civil War was fought in Columbus. Northern troupes marched down Summerville Rd. after dark, but were engaged at the 14th St. bridge.

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Blow to the Heart of Dixie part 2

Blow to the Heart of Dixie part 2

RISE AND FALL OF THE CONFEDERATE GOVERNMENT, that although the fall of Petersburg, and consequently Richmond, would be embarrassing, it would not be as significant as it could have been had it happened earlier in the war. During the early years of the war Richmond had been the primary location of the manufacture and repair of Confederate arms. However at this time in the war several new locations in the “Industrial South” had removed the importance of Richmond in the manufacture of arms; due to construction of factories in Augusta, Selma, Fayetteville, and other areas (Columbus being one of these.)

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Battle for the Heartland Part 3

Battle for the Heartland Part 3

The losses to the North of Nashville, Atlanta, and now Richmond, much more significance to the industrial centers located along this region which stretched from eastern Mississippi trough Alabama to central Georgia. Most of the factories that were producing arms, textiles, shoes, flour and other wartime essentials for the South were in the towns situated in this area. The Heart of Dixie, the Battle for the Heartland was coming to Columbus, GA!

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John Gilbert - Drive In

Drive In Chapter 1

Drive In Chapter 1

The drive-in was only about a mile from the house and to me the short walk was fun. We would start in the early evening as the sun was slowly sinking.

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Drive In Chapter 2

Drive In Chapter 2

The bright light from outside was in his eyes as the door opened and he saw five figures silhouetted in the doorway. He reached out to take our tickets just as four children squealed “Daddy!” I remember being chocked up as I saw my father and tears of gladness filled my eyes.

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Drive In Chapter 3

Drive In Chapter 3

Drive In – The day had been hot and the lot was still warm and the smell of warm asphalt mixed with the fragrance of popping corn and frying burgers. We placed a speaker in the car window as the pre-movie music was finishing and Ben Parsons announced that it was, “Show time!”

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Save The Rialto Theater Report 3-19-09

Save The Rialto Theater Report 3-19-09

Save the Rialto Theater Report 3-19-09 My wife Melanie is a brave soul. When I was planning what to do next to save the Rialto Theater, she said that she wanted to tackle the Ladies Room. Because I had to work Wednesday evening, we left Stockbridge early and arrived at the Rialto about 10:00. I was very […]

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Save The Rialto Theater Report 3-13-09

Save The Rialto Theater Report 3-13-09

We began the arduous task of cleaning up the Rialto Theater to see just what lay under all the debris and dust. In order to fix it we had to see it.

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Christmas Carol chapter 6

Christmas Carol chapter 6

Scrooge was now focused on the task that lay before him. The next two hours would determine where he would lay his head that night. Was Scrooge afraid?

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Christmas Carol Chapter 5

Christmas Carol Chapter 5

“Beastly hot for this time in the morning,” observed Mr Grimes. “Looks like rain,” returned Mr. Goodfellow.” “Should I hail a cab?” asked Mr. Grimes. “No.  The walk will do us good but if you’re paying…” Mr. Goodfellow trailed off. “We’ll walk.” The two walked the few blocks to Scrooges office and giggling like school […]

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