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 Georgia, USA - Atlanta Ga. Atlanta Terminal Station

On January 19, 1861, Georgia joined the Confederacy.

Georgia was named for King George II of England.

Georgia is the nations number one producer of the three Ps--peanuts, pecans, and peaches.

Each year Georgia serves as a host to the International Poultry Trade Show, the largest poultry convention in the world.
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"In the early 18th century, the British Parliament assigned a committee to investigate the conditions of the country's debtor prisons and didn't like what they found. A group of philanthropists concerned with the plight of debtors proposed the creation of a colony in North America where the “worthy poor” could get back on their feet and be productive citizens again. Their plan ultimately didn't pan out as the colony wasn't settled by debtors, but the trustees of the colony still wanted to thank King George II for granting their charter, so they named the place after him." mentalfloss.com



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Georgia Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Atlanta Ga. Atlanta Terminal Station
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Atlanta Ga. Atlanta Terminal Station

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Washington St., looking East, Athens, Ga.
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Washington St., looking East, Athens, Ga.
Greetings from Morganton, Fannin, Georgia, USA
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Greetings from Morganton, Fannin, Georgia, USA
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Discover Georgia: History, News, Travel, and Stories

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1732 - June 9 - Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe

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1783 - Americans recapture Georgia

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
1788 - Named for King George II of England, Georgia became the fourth state after ratifying the United States Constitution on January 2, 1788.

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1795 - Yazoo Land Fraud took place; treaty between Spain and U. S. settled border between Georgia and Spanish territory of Florida

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1828 - Gold is discovered in northern Georgia

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
January 16, 1831 - A great snowstorm raged from Georgia to Maine. Snowfall totals greater than 30 inches were reported from Pennsylvania across southern New England.

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1861 - January 19 – American Civil War: Georgia secedes from the Union.

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January 19, 1861
1865 - May 10 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is captured by the Union Army near Irwinville, Georgia.

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May 10, 1865
1881 - Hurricane struck coast of Georgia, killed 700, many homeless

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February 19, 1884 - Severe thunderstorms spawned sixty tornadoes in the southeastern U.S., killing more than 420 persons and causing three million dollars damage. Georgia and the Carolinas hardest were hit in the tornado outbreak.

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February 19, 1884
1893 - Hurricane struck southern coast of Georgia, 2,000 dead, more than 30,000 homeless; public hangings abolished

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1895 - Georgia
Georgia, (named in honor of George II, King of Great Britain), one of the Southern States of the American Union, bordering on the Atlantic, is bounded N. by North Carolina and Tennessee, N.E. and E. by South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean, S. by Florida, and W. by Alabama. From South Carolina it is divided by the Savannah and Chattooga Rivers; from Florida, in part, by St. Mary's River, and from Alabama (partly) by the Chattahoochee. Its extreme limits are the parallels of 30° 21' and 35° N. lat. and the meridians of 80° 48' and 85° 38' W. lon. Extreme length, 320 miles from N. to S.; greatest breadth. 254 miles. Present area (much reduced since 1798), 59,475 square miles. Georgia was one of the original 13 states of the Union...

Pop. in 1775, 75,000; in 1790, 82,548; in 1800, 162,686; in 1810, 252,433; in 1820, 340,985; in 1830, 516,283; in 1840, 691,392; in 1850, 906,185; in 1860, 1,057,286; in 1810, 1,184,109; in 1886, 1,542,180; in 1890, 1,837,353.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1903 - Tornado hit Gainesville and New Holland, 106 dead; earthquake struck Tybee Island/Savannah

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1907 - June 26 – Tiflis bank robbery: Bolsheviks attack a cash-filled bank coach in the centre of Tiflis, Georgia, killing forty people.

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June 26, 1907
1918 - Spanish flu struck; thousands died

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1921 - Boll weevils reduced cotton crop to half

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1922 - November 21 – Rebecca Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first woman United States Senator.

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November 21, 1922
1924 - Delta Airlines starts as crop dusting company

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1936 - April 6 – Two tornadoes strike Gainesville, Georgia. The smaller tornado hits north Gainesville, the stronger tornado the west side of town. 203 die and 1,600 are injured

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April 6, 1936
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Georgia:
1. Atlanta: The Capital City

Visit the Georgia Aquarium: One of the largest aquariums in the world, it's home to thousands of marine species.

Explore the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site: Learn about the Civil Rights Movement and the life of Dr. King.

Take a stroll through the Atlanta Botanical Garden: A stunning collection of plants from around the world.

Catch a game at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Home to the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC.
Visit the World of Coca-Cola: Discover the history and taste various Coke products from around the globe.

Enjoy the Atlanta History Center: Explore exhibitions, historic houses, and beautiful gardens.

2. Savannah: Historic Charm

Walk through Forsyth Park: A beautiful urban park with gardens, fountains, and walking paths.

Explore the historic district: Admire the cobblestone streets, historic homes, and oak-lined squares.

Visit the Mercer-Williams House: Made famous by the book and movie "Midnight in... Read MORE...

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