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Augusta, Georgia, USA

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Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, USA

In 1735, two years after James Oglethorpe founded Savannah, he sent a detachment of troops to explore the upper Savannah River. He gave them an order to build at the head of the navigable part of the river. The expedition was led by Noble Jones, who created the settlement to provide a first line of defense for coastal areas against potential Spanish or French invasion from the interior. Oglethorpe named the town Augusta, in honor of Princess Augusta, wife of Frederick, Prince of Wales (she was the mother of King George III of the United Kingdom)...wikipedia


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Augusta, Georgia, USA - Partridge Inn
Augusta, Georgia, USA

Partridge Inn

"The Partridge Inn began as a two-story house, built in 1816. The home originally belonged to George Walton, the governor of Georgia ... Read MORE...

Augusta, Georgia, USA - 1st Presbyterian Church
Augusta, Georgia, USA

1st Presbyterian Church
Augusta, Georgia, USA - The Forrest Hills Ricker Hotel
Augusta, Georgia, USA

The Forrest Hills Ricker Hotel

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1736 - Augusta, Georgia founded

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1779 - British captured Augusta

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1781 - Augusta retaken by Patriot forces

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1794 - January 11 - Robert Forsythe, a U.S. Marshal is killed in Augusta, Georgia when trying to serve court papers, the first US marshal to die while carrying out his duties.

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1804 - April 4 - A large tornado crossed six Georgia counties killing at least eleven persons near Augusta.

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1861 - January 24 - Arsenal at Augusta, Ga seized by Confederacy

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1881 - Hurricane kills 700 in Georgia and South Carolina
Savannah and Augusta, Ga., experienced severe damage when this hurricane came ashore in August...Read MORE...

News  1887 - A BIG FIRE IN AUGUSTA. THE OPERA HOUSE AND OTHER BUILDINGS BURNED - LOSS, $200,000.
Augusta, Ga., Feb. 12. - Hardly had the crowd left the matinee performance of "Lady Audiey's...Read MORE...

News  1889 - ORPHAN ASYLUM BURNED.
Augusta, Ga., August 11. - The Augusta orphan asylum, a magnificent five story building, was almost ...Read MORE...

1904 - April 21 - Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)

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News  1910 - TORNADO BLOWS AWAY SMALL BOY. AUGUSTA, GA., IS VISITED BY WIND, WHICH RAGES 62 MILES AN HOUR. ONE WOMAN BADLY HURT.
Trees Uprooted, Roofs Blown Off and Wires Damaged.

Augusta, Ga., June 3. — As a result of a...Read MORE...

1916
Augusta, a city of Georgia, capital of Richmond co., is on the Savannah River, 231 miles from its...Read MORE...

News  1916 - MILLIONS GO UP IN FLAMES AT AUGUSTA AS BUSINESS DISTRICT IS BURNED. WIND MAKES FIREMEN HELPLESS. SEVEN HUNDRED HOMES ARE DESTROYED. MILITIA PATROLS STREET.
FIRE IS CONTROLLED WHEN DIES OUT - COMPANIES FROM OTHER CITIES HELP OVERWORKED FIREMEN IN...Read MORE...

News  1921 - BIG FIRE LOSS IN AUGUSTA, GA. BUSINESS HOUSES GUTTED BY BLAZE; HOTEL DESTROYED. CAUSE OF BLAZE STARTING IN HARRISON BUILDING IS NOT DETERMINED. HOTEL GUESTS FLEE IN NIGHT CLOTHES.
PLATE GLASS WINDOWS MELTED BY HEAT - NO LIVES REPORTED AS LOST.

Augusta, Ga., Nov. 26. - At 5:45 ...Read MORE...

1934 - Masters Golf Tournament began at Augusta National Golf Club

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flag  Elizabeth CAIN (abt. 1704, Bertie, North Carolina, USA - abt. 1775, Augusta, Georgia, USA)
 

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