Category Archive: Historical Markers

Feb 24

Georgia Historical Markers: An Introduction

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During the 1950s the state of Georgia established a Historic Commission. One of their tasks was to  research, prepare text, and designate site locations for historical markers that would be erected throughout Georgia’s highways and byways. During the 1950s and 1960s, the Commission erected markers relating to county seats, early highways, historic home, the Revolutionary …

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May 17

Civil War History in Georgia

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This month 148 years ago, the Confederacy and the Union were engaged in numerous events in Resaca, Georgia. For many years the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails (GCWHT) has been hard at work design historic tours within the state relating to various aspects of the Civil War (also known as “the late unpleasantness). By far …

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Apr 20

Follow-up on Supposed Remains of Chief James Vann

Lesson Learned! When I first transcribed the article, “Chief Vann Remains Exhumed” an article by RIP Whitfield appearing in the <em>Forsyth County News</em>, Cumming, Georgia, 13 September 1962,” in my post on March 24th, 2011, it was my intent to quickly follow up with an explanation that the exhumed body was not that of Chief …

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Mar 09

Wordless Wednesday: Pickens County Historical Markers

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