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November 17, 2009

The Legend of Toccoa Before 1784*

Once upon a time many moons ago there lived in a beautiful valley in what is now northeast Georgia, a lovely Cherokee princess named Toccoa. One day, beautiful Toccoa met Wild Waters, the chief of a hostile tribe, at the foot of a high waterfall in Cherokee land. Never before had Toccoa seen such a handsome brave. His hair was long and black, and his eyes sparkled more brightly than those of any of the braves of her tribe. His laughter mimicked the rippling of the stream below the falls, and his words were like the fragrance of Cherokee roses

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Did You Know?

More than 500 students of Toccoa Falls entered the armed forces during World War II, and a number were killed in action. The school erected the stone gates and metal archway just below Fant Hall as a memorial to those who paid the supreme sacrifice. In 1942, wartime restrictions brought one change that later became a tradition at Toccoa Falls. Because of limitations on travel, students were retained on campus during the Thanksgiving holiday. Parents and friends who could come were invited to the campus for a Thanksgiving Day barbecue. Homecoming Day was changed from the commencement weekend to Thanksgiving

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Homecoming 2007

Video produced by Gregg Hughes and Clarence Wulf. Click here if you need the free QuickTime player.

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Walking Two by Two

Editor’s note: There is no sound to the video. To start the video, click in the middle of the video box, please be patient as the video loads. To pause the video, click in the middle of the video box and click again to resume playing. Get the Flash Player to see this player. The video begins with people getting into two cars. Then there is a parade of people, before a group poses for the camera. Near the end, Alice and Kelly Barnes are laughing and talking as the camera rolls. Notice how nicely everyone walks, two by two.

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Homecoming Memories: A Glance Back in Time

Editor’s note: There is no sound to this video. To start the video, click in the middle of the video box, please be patient as the video loads. To pause the video, click in the middle of the video box and click again to resume playing. Get the Flash Player to see this player. Most of us do not remember what it was like to have Barbecue served on the old ball field, which is where Forrest Hall is now located. But thanks to Sharon Sanderson director of alumni relations and her team, today’s alumni know how much fun it

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Dr. and Mrs. Forrest’s Trip to Palestine, Part 2

Editor’s note: This is the second of two videos. There is no sound to the video. To start the video, click in the middle of the video box, please be patient as the video loads. To pause the video, click in the middle of the video box and click again to resume playing. Get the Flash Player to see this player. This is the final part of the video that Dr. Forrest filmed in 1930 during his and Evelyn’s trip around the world. Shortly after the film opens, you will see the Jordan River and then the walls of Jerusalem

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Dr. and Mrs. Forrest's Trip to Palestine, Part 1

Editor’s note: There is no sound to the video. To start the video, click in the middle of the video box, please be patient as the video loads. To pause the video, click in the middle of the video box and click again to resume playing. Get the Flash Player to see this player. This is a partial video that Dr. Forrest filmed in 1930 during his and Evelyn’s trip around the world. It opens with him and Evelyn disembarking their ship. A moment later, they are on a train speeding through Palestine on their way to Jerusalem. Admittedly, the

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Middle East Then And Now

Editor’s note—The yellowed map of Iraq clipped out of newspaper was discovered in Mrs. Forrest’s Bible. We had no idea of its significance until we

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May 15, 16, 17 & 18, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Thursday, May 15, 1930 On the Atlantic — S.S. Andania Both of us slept late this morning.

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May 11, 12, 13 & 14, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Sunday, May 11, 1930 Atlantic Ocean The Cunard Line, Steamship Andania It was very rough all night.

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May 10, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Saturday May 10, 1930 Glasgow, Scotland This is sailing day. Praise the Lord! We will both be

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May 9, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Friday, May 9, 1930 Edinburg, Scotland Had another fire this morning for it was still cold. After

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May 8, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Thursday, May 8, 1930 London, England 6:45 a. m. This is rather early for the “Honeymoon” but

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