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


THREE GENERATIONS OF THE TAYLOR FAMILY OF HIAWASSEE GEORGIA, WORK NEARBY AT THE ORBIT MANUFACTURING CO. CLOTHING PLANT IN NEARBY HELEN. THE PLANT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1962 AND EMPLOYS 130 PEOPLE FROM THE SURROUNDING AREA. THE TAYLORS MAKE A 30-MILE ROUND TRIP TO HELEN EACH DAY. THE SMALL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY OF SOME 270 RESIDENTS HAS ATTRACTED ADDITIONAL BUSINESSES AND TOURISTS BECAUSE OF A BAVARIAN ALPINE THEME FOR THE BUSINESS DISTRICT. ORBIT OFFICIALS WERE LEADERS IN THE RENOVATION PLAN, 07/1975

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