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Okefenokee Swamp encompasses over 400,000 acres of canals; moss draped cypress trees, and lily pad prairies providing sanctuaries for hundreds of species of birds and wildlife including several endangered species.
The pirate Edward "Blackbeard" Teach made a home on Blackbeard Island. The United States Congress designated the Blackbeard Island Wilderness Area in 1975 and it now has a total of 3,000 acres.
On January 19, 1861, Georgia joined the Confederacy. The figures of Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis, and Robert E. Lee make up the world's largest sculpture. It is located on the face of Stone Mountain. Additionally Robert E. Lee's horse, Traveler, is also carved at the same place.
Known as the sweetest onion in the world, the Vidalia onion can only be grown in the fields around Vidalia and Glennville
The locomotive engine popularly known as The General is housed in the Big Shanty Museum in Kennesaw. It was stolen in the Andrews Railroad Raid in 1862 and later depicted in The Great Locomotive Chase, a popular movie.
One of my favorite movies takes place in Savannah, Georgia. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is amazing! This is a clip from the film on the Lady Chablis.
The original inhabitants of Georgia are:
The Apalachee Indians
The Cherokee Indians
The Hitchiti, Oconee and Miccosukee Indians
The Muskogee Creek Indians
The Timucua Indians
The Yamasee and Guale Indians
This is a great video on the Ocmulgee Mounds.
Sending love and protection to the great state of Georgia!
Namaste & Blessed Be!