Route of the Windsors, through southern Georgia, outlined in black over a 1950 Georgia highway map. They exited a train at Nahunta and drove west to Pearson on US 82 before going south to Lakeland, then west to Thomasville on GA 122. The motorcade took all paved routes, a rarity in that section of the state.
King Edward VIII’s abdication of the British throne for Wallis Simpson caused considerable turmoil in December 1936.
It had played out over several months in a will he or won’t he scenario that finally ended when he made a late night journey by sea to France after he and his brothers signed the abdication document.
His successor, King George VI, was on the throne, but soon had the dual turmoil of World War II and the problem of What To Do with the Duke of Windsor. There were still headaches, but fewer of them, when the Duke was posted to the Bahamas.
Time did not dim the appeal, though, of the idea of a King who gave up his throne for love.
Occasionally, the Georgia High School Basketball Project Blog will offer up a random basketball box score.
The games are not necessarily of high historical value, even for either team during the season. It’s just a random box score from a freely available source.
Published January 8, 1977 in the Albany Herald
Albany vs. Thomasville, January 7, 1977
No girls point summary was included.