We missed the sunflowers this year, but we still had a sunny, end-of-summer trip to the Iron Horse and Scull Shoals. The horse was created in 1954 by artist Abbott Pattison and placed on the University of Georgia campus. Students hated it and attempted to smash and melt it, before it was put out to pasture.
Scull Shoals was once a town with homes, gristmills, sawmills, and Georgia’s first paper mill. After the mills were destroyed by flooding in the 1800s, the town emptied out and was abandoned by the 1920s. There’s very little left of the building ruins, and the trail supposedly leading to the ghost town is too overgrown to follow.