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TFC Farm Life

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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 […]



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 […]



Susie (Ralls) Mathes

“The Forrest were not privileged to have children of their own. Perhaps, the Lord felt theirs was to be a larger ministry that would have been possible with a family to rear. Their home, however, has always been open to young folks. Five of these were given special places and became “their” children. “Sue Ralls […]



Sarah Staley

Gaining the Eternal Victory For years, Sarah Staley’s unmarked grave rested on a windy hillside in Westview Cemetery overlooking the very place where the Battle of Atlanta was fought. In October 2001, on what would have been her 157th birthday, college alumni and officials placed a marker on her grave. Sarah A. Staley was one […]



Remembering the Graham Family

We want to take time to pray for the family of Dr. Billy Graham in the loss of his wife Ruth Bell Graham, who also was a beloved mother, grandmother, Sunday School teacher, and author. Many of you may not realize it, but throughout the years this family has been a support and encouragement to […]



Paul Rader

The Story Behind “Only Believe” The General Council of the C&MA convened at Toccoa Falls in May 1919. The delegates were housed in army tents supplied by Fort McPherson in Atlanta, and the guests considered this “camping out” experience to be most meaningful. Rev. Paul Rader, elected president of the C&MA at that Council, was […]



Paul and Mary Williams

Their Final Sacrifice (The following was taken from the book A Tree God Planted by Troy Damron) The barren, windswept plains of the Texas panhandle do not readily attract the casual visitor. In fact, those accustomed to the solitude of the mountains or to the bustle of the fertile, well-watered valleys of our country might […]



Memories of Haddock Inn and Toccoa Falls

Mrs. Bernice Haddock Thomason is a descendent of Mr. William Haddock, first owner of Haddock Inn. In this photo, she is holding treasured family heirlooms. She said a four-room house first stood on the Inn site. Later the great summer hotel was built. The Haddocks raised cattle. Since in those days there were no stock […]



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