Photos of Ye Olde Chicken House Research Center
Luxurious accommodations made possible the discovery of the Mayas in Georgia!
This is where I was living in 2011, when I stumbled upon the nearby Track Rock Terrace Complex. The chicken house office was about the size of a one car garage. We slept on a inflated mattress on a concrete slab. The Three Canine Musketeers were most welcome bed partners, since the winter nights were bitter cold inside the concrete block structure. My only furniture was a fold-up table from Walmart, where I parked my computer, and a $15 Dollar General chair. Thought readers would be amused by the photos. The previous occupant was a woman artist, who painted murals in return for rent abeyance.
The water color painting in the background of the photo above was put there to remind me of who I was and where I came from. It is a painting of a rock garden that I built for my mother for a Christmas present. The painting was done in an art class in architecture school the following spring. The goal of the Nazi’s in evicting me with three days notice on Christmas Eve was to destroy all evidence of my past and hopefully get me to commit suicide or at least commit a crime, where they could get me behind the bars of a Jawja jail. Repeatedly during the previous two years, the staff of the Pickens County, GA Detention Center had sat beside me in restaurants and taunted me of what they were going to do with me when they had me helpless.
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