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Jerry Graham and German Church Road

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:04 am

Jerry Graham is resolute. I received a call several weeks ago from Mr. Graham, asking me to come take some photos of his road. I’m not sure what it says about me that I said, “Okay, I’ll meet you in half an hour.” I drove out past Hawk Point, near Truxton, to the intersection of Zion and A. There was Mr. Graham, as promised, standing next to his black pickup.

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