Travis Hicks: Putnam Dairy Pasture

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Putnam Dairy Pasture


This painting represents the dairy industry of Eatonton in general and, more specifically, Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church turned hay barn. The church structure was replaced by a more modern building in the 1960s, I believe; both structures still stand today, side by side, on Hwy. 16 between Eatonton and Sparta.

"This painting represents fond memories I have of growing up in Putnam County. Growing up I saw cows almost every day. And the Wesley Chapel building, now barn, represents the long-standing presence of the Hicks family in Eatonton. My great-grandfather was pastor of the East Putnam charge, which included my own home church, Philadelphia U.M., as well as Wesley Chapel U.M. Church." - Travis Hicks


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