Opening   Why Asaph   Technological Change   The 20th Century


The manner in which Asaph Perry negotiated the shifting landscape which surrounded him occupies a central place in our story. Asaph never lived, at least for an for an extended period of time, more the 15 miles from his birthplace in Forsyth County, Georgia, but his travels and work would carry him hundreds and thousands of miles from home. New technologies and a modern world pulled Asaph off the family farm to a life of entrepreneurial adventure. Aspah saw places and experienced things that his father never knew. He continually challenged himself to grow professionally and in many ways his life story represented that ideal life story of progress.


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