Many years ago, Dr. Frank Adams, an alumnus of Mt. Berry School for Boys (1954) and an alumnus of Berry College (1958), wrote a story about his experience as part of a Varsity Club initiation at the high school -- the annual trek to Swofford Cabin, which was located on Lavendar Mountain.
Actually, in reality Mr. Swofford was a stone mason who worked most likely not only on the stone buildings on the high school campus but also on the Ford buildings as well. The horrific story of his son going crazy and killing his whole family was probably a fabrication by some guy with a great imagination. Dr. Adams felt the original story was too gruesome, so he changed it to contain more human interest. He had hoped that it might be published by a specialized magazine such as Georgia Back Roads. Consequently, he had to change the name of the school to Berrington Academy and the name of Swofford to Swanson.
It was not published, but he would like to make it available to all high school alumni. If you are interested, he can send it to you as an attachment on an e-mail or mail it to you by regular mail. You can contact him by e-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling him at 706-238-8223. Moreover, if you would like to share your own experience at Swofford Cabin, he would be glad to have you write it down and send it to him by e-mail or regular mail (25 Scenic Trace Dr. NW, Rome, Ga. 30165). He would like to collect all of these remembrances and present them to the Berry Breakfast Club and to all high school alumni as a printed booklet.