More than a year ago, a Gwinnett County landmark burned to the ground.
Buford's Bona Allen Tannery was long-defunct, but it represented an important piece of history -- founded in 1873, it grew to be the nation's largest producer of hand-tooled saddles, bridles and other leather goods. It even supplied Hollywood bigwigs like Roy Rogers, his horse Trigger and the cast of "Bonanza."
Part of the old tannery still survives -- and has been repurposed as the Tannery Row Artist Colony -- but the rest is left to history books. And photos like those below.
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