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Christmas in Roswell, Georgia in the 1950s

The local weekly newspaper in the 1950s was the North Fulton Herald. R. D. Manning and his wife, Elizabeth, were the editors for the Roswell and Alpharetta areas. It was a tradition to publish the Christmas edition in green ink.

Season's Greetings

The newspaper was filled with advertisements from local businesses and city governments, wishing everyone season’s greetings.

Holiday Homemaking Tips from the North Fulton Herald, 1951

  • Don’t stuff the bird and leave it overnight without baking. Doing that can cause a tainted Christmas dinner.

  • Don’t skip breakfast on Christmas morning. You’ll feel better and enjoy the big dinner more if you live normally that day.

  • Include self-rising hot biscuits Christmas morning; they are quick and easy, and your family will love you for them.

Photograph of Billie Slappey King Epps with her sons, 1950s

Billie was the great-great-granddaughter of Barrington King, one of the founders of the Roswell, Georgia.

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