DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Al Stephenson, Helen, Georgia, USA.


MISS WHITE COUNTY ELEMENTARY 1975 RIDES INTO HELEN, GEORGIA IN A CORVETTE IN A FOURTH OF JULY PARADE DOWN MAIN STREET. HELEN WAS TYPICAL SMALL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY OF LESS THAN 300 UNTIL EARLY IN 1969 WHEN TOWN OFFICIALS, BUSINESSMEN AND RESIDENTS ENDORSED THE RENOVATION OF THE BUSINESS DISTRICT WITH A BAVARIAN ALPINE THEME THE PROJECT WAS A SUCCESS AND RESULTED IN NEW BUSINESSES AND A SURGE OF TOURISM. THE VILLAGE IS NEAR ROBERSTOWN, 07/1975

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