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Georgia Icons: 50 Classic Views of the Peach State
     

Georgia Icons: 50 Classic Views of the Peach State

by Don Rhodes
 

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Peaches, peanuts, and Vidalia onions. Indian mounds, white-columned mansions, and Thomasville roses. Georgia—the last of the original thirteen colonies and a major theater during the Civil War—is much more than the celebrated setting of Margaret Mitchell’s novel Gone with the Wind. It is a state rich in history and geographical diversity.

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Peaches, peanuts, and Vidalia onions. Indian mounds, white-columned mansions, and Thomasville roses. Georgia—the last of the original thirteen colonies and a major theater during the Civil War—is much more than the celebrated setting of Margaret Mitchell’s novel Gone with the Wind. It is a state rich in history and geographical diversity. Georgia Icons illustrates the quintessential symbols that make the Peach State so fascinating and unique.

Profiled here are fifty classic symbols of this extraordinary state, revealing little-known facts, longtime secrets, and historical legends. From Archie Butt’s Titanic Bridge to the waving girl of Savannah, here’s the inside story about the very things that give this state its character.

Did you know that one of the most famous rabbits in the world has its very own statue on the courthouse square in Eatonton? That an Italian immigrant was responsible for Claxton, Georgia, being known as the Fruitcake Capital of the World? Or that an old house in the state’s northwest corner was the residence of a Scottish American named John Ross—who was chief of the Cherokee Nation for more than forty years?

For Georgians and newcomers alike, Georgia Icons will be a treasured keepsake of this captivating state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762760725
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Series:
Icons Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Don Rhodes is publications editor of Morris Communications Co. based in Augusta, Georgia. He is also known for Ramblin' Rhodes, the longest running country music column in America, now in its 36th year.

Jeff Barnes has been working as professional photographer since 1984, where he started as Chief Photographer for the New Bern, Sun Journal.  Jeff now works as a freelance photographer, which involves covering corporate events, magazine work and portraits.

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