Pulaski County is not one of
the largest counties of the State, but it
takes just pride in the men and women it has
given to the world. Hawkinsville has furnished
Macon and Atlanta, as well as other cities,
such a noticeably large number of "leading
citizens" that outsiders are sometimes said to
wonder if there can be any good people left in
the county. As an outsider sojourning here for
the past seven years, I am in position to
testify that, instead of giving out all of her
"leading citizens," she kept her best at home.
Never have I known a higher type of citizenry,
a kindlier people, or a nobler strain of
native American stock.
The aid of the Federal Government in the long and arduous task of writing this history is hereby gratefully acknowledged, together with our thanks to Mrs. Grace Watson, through whose kindly offices this invaluable assistance was secured, without which it would have been impossible.
The people of the entire county, and, no doubt, all who in the years to come have occasion to read these pages, will feel a deep sense of gratitude to the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which is publishing this history. Probably at no time in the entire history of the county could there have been found three women so well qualified as exponents of Pulaski's personality; charm, and culture as the editor, Mrs. T. H. Bridges, and her associates, Mrs. Leonard Atkinson and Miss Carolyn Jordan. Together with these qualities is found an indomitable initiative in the person of Mrs. N. A. Jelks, Regent of the D. A. R. Chapter, and prime mover in the publication of this history. To these noble women Pulaski Countians from now until the end of civilized time will be indebted for the valuable records herein contained.
Rev. J. L. Baggott, 1935