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The annual Masters Golf Tournament is played at the Augusta National in Augusta every first week of April.

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  • 1736 - Augusta, Georgia founded

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  • 1779 - British captured Augusta

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm

  • 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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  • News 1827 - Destructive Fire - The Augusta Courier of the 2d inst. gives annexed account of a destructive fire in that place
    This city was aroused from its peaceful slumbers this morning about 2 o'clock by the terrific cry of fire! The devouring element had made such progres...Read MORE...


  • 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 and one of the state's three signers of the Declaration of Independence. The home was later... Read MORE...

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  • 1854 - Augusta
    Augusta, a handsome city of Georgia, and capital of Richmond county, on the Savannah river, 231 miles from its mouth, 120 miles N. N. W. from Savannah...Read MORE...


  • 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 1881. Several barrier islands were completely submerged...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 Secret," by MRS. BOWERS, when the cry of fire was given a...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - ORPHAN ASYLUM BURNED.
    Augusta, Ga., August 11. - The Augusta orphan asylum, a magnificent five story building, was almost entirely destroyed by fire today. The fire departm...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Augusta
    Augusta, a handsome city of Georgia, the capital of Richmond co., is on the Savannah River, 271 miles from its mouth, and at the E. terminus of the Ge...Read MORE...


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

    "Announcing ... The Forrest Hills-Ricker Hotel - Opening January 1, 1927.

    The management will be the same as that which has made Poland Spring the leading American hotel, known throughout the world. The entire... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 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 tornado here last night which reached a velocity of six...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 AUGUSTA

    Augusta, Ga., March 23. - Twenty blocks in the re...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Augusta, a city of Georgia, capital of Richmond co., is on the Savannah River, 231 miles from its mouth, and on the Central R. of Georgia, the Souther...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 today firemen succeeded in bringing under control ...Read MORE...


  • 1934 - Masters Golf Tournament began at Augusta National Golf Club

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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 and one of the state's three signers of the Declaration of Independence. The home was later... Read MORE...

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

"Announcing ... The Forrest Hills-Ricker Hotel - Opening January 1, 1927.

The management will be the same as that which has made Poland Spring the leading American hotel, known throughout the world. The entire... Read MORE...

Postcard
Best Sugar for Baking! Do your own research, but it does not seem to spike insulin. YAY!



One ingredient only: ground up dates. NOTE: Not good in coffee because it does not dissolve.

History and News of Augusta, Georgia, USA

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  • 1736 - Augusta, Georgia founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1779 - British captured Augusta

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm
  • 1781 - Augusta retaken by Patriot forces

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm
  • 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.

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

    WeatherForYou.com
  • News  1827 - Destructive Fire - The Augusta Courier of the 2d inst. gives annexed account of a destructive fire in that place
    This city was aroused from its peaceful slumbers this morning about 2 o'clock by the terrific cry of fire! The devouring element had made such... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Augusta
    Augusta, a handsome city of Georgia, and capital of Richmond county, on the Savannah river, 231 miles from its mouth, 120 miles N. N. W. from... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com
  • 1881 - Hurricane kills 700 in Georgia and South Carolina
    Savannah and Augusta, Ga., experienced severe damage when this hurricane came ashore in August 1881. Several barrier islands were completely... 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 Secret," by MRS. BOWERS, when the cry of fire was given... Read MORE...

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

  • 1895 - Augusta
    Augusta, a handsome city of Georgia, the capital of Richmond co., is on the Savannah River, 271 miles from its mouth, and at the E. terminus of the... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com
  • 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 tornado here last night which reached a velocity of... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Augusta, a city of Georgia, capital of Richmond co., is on the Savannah River, 231 miles from its mouth, and on the Central R. of Georgia, the... 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 AUGUSTA

    Augusta, Ga., March 23. - Twenty blocks in the... 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 today firemen succeeded in bringing under control ... Read MORE...

  • 1934 - Masters Golf Tournament began at Augusta National Golf Club

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm

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