Wednesday, December, 13th, 2017

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Mrs. Forrest beside Car

In the early 1900’s, Mrs. Forrest could not envision how the horse and buggy would be replaced by the automobile. However, she soon became “accustomed” to the idea once she began accepting speaking engagements in cities such as Atlanta, Georgia; Greenville and Anderson, South Carolina; and Asheville, North Carolina. See the devotional that was posted […]



Tent City

“After the fire, Rev. Forrest went on his face in prayer, asking guidance, ‘How, Lord, can we house our Institute faculty and provide classroom space?’ “God provided the answer. ‘What about tents?’ “Apparently everyone was happy. It was a novel experience, of course. . . . Of these days Dr. Forrest says: ‘The students kept […]



The Forrest's Last Car

Dr. R.A. and Evelyn Forrest purchased their last car July 28, 1953, from Tabor Motor Co., Toccoa, Georgia The car title (notice it is in Mrs. R.A. Forrest’s name) Dr. R.A. Forrest, age 72, driving his 1953 Buick



Dear Children —

Dear Children —

Immediately following the fire that destroyed Haddock Inn on March 7, 1913, Mrs. Forrest wrote the following to the children who wrote to her faithfully and also read her column in Southern Greetings, a newspaper published by the Forrests at Toccoa Falls College. Toccoa, Ga., March 15, 1913 My Dear Children, Since our last letter […]



Letter from World War 2

Letter from World War 2

Note from the editor: Recently, we were going through some of the old letters we have in the TFC archives and found this one from a solider, who was stationed in what called the Dutch Indies or Indonesia today. The name of the former TFI student is Baldermo Rodriguez, who graduated from the high school […]



Testimonies of Faith from Years Gone By

Testimonies of Faith from Years Gone By

It is difficult to write about all the eternal dividends of Toccoa Falls because there are so many. . . . Scores of letters thrilled the hearts of Dr. and Mrs. Forrest. As they read the mail, phrases like “How sweet!” “Isn’t this lovely?” and “Praise the Lord!” were often repeated. Hundreds of testimonies praised […]



News Articles about Indian Springs

News Articles about Indian Springs

June 9, 1893 – Mineral Springs Within the vicinity of Toccoa are several springs of mineral water whose medicinal properties may make our town more desirable as a summer resort, some day. One of these is known as Garnet spring, and is beautifully situated about a mile from town. Its water is not very unpleasant […]



Rediscovering Indian Springs

Rediscovering Indian Springs

For at least a hundred years, people connected with Toccoa Falls College have known the Cherokee Indians once walked on the land that now makes up the college’s campus. Many have found arrowheads, beads that were used for trading, and other artifacts. Over the years, we had heard rumors about a natural spring located off […]



William Jennings Bryan in a Toccoa Pulpit

(The following is an article from The Toccoa Record, April 12, 1917 (Used by Permission) taken from the book A Tree God Planted by Troy Damron) America’s Greatest Lay Preacher Fills and Thrill the First Baptist Church. Sunday, April 8, 1917, was a blustering and cloudy day in Toccoa. In fact it was the kind […]



Troy Damron

Troy Damron first saw beautiful Toccoa Falls and the campus of the college when he enrolled as a student in 1939. Throughout his life he lived continuously the Toccoa Falls Story as a student, faculty member, and administrator. He is the author of A Tree God Planted, the Story of Toccoa Falls College. Troy Damron […]



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