It Happened in Georgia

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From a famous duel between two gentlemen statesmen to the formation of the Girl Scouts, It Happened in Georgia offers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the Peach State.
 
Visit Ocmulgee and Etowah, prehistoric sites where the early American Indians known as the Mississippians celebrated the Busk. Meet America’s most-wanted man of 1865, Jefferson Davis—not only the fugitive head of the Confederacy but an ...

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Overview

From a famous duel between two gentlemen statesmen to the formation of the Girl Scouts, It Happened in Georgia offers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the Peach State.
 
Visit Ocmulgee and Etowah, prehistoric sites where the early American Indians known as the Mississippians celebrated the Busk. Meet America’s most-wanted man of 1865, Jefferson Davis—not only the fugitive head of the Confederacy but an alleged accomplice to Lincoln’s assassination. And experience the Atlanta Braves’ first home game of the 1974 season, when Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s 1935 record.
 
In an easy-to-read style that’s entertaining and informative, author James A. Crutchfield recounts captivating moments from Georgia’s past.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762744831
  • Publisher: Falcon Press Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Series: It Happened in Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 791,846
  • Product dimensions: 6.15 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Crutchfield is a popular western historian and the author of numerous books, including It Happened in Montana, It Happened in Washington, and other It Happened In books.

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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
The Last Days of Ocmulgee-Macon, circa AD 1500     1
The Wesley Brothers' Brief Stay in Georgia-Savannah, 1737     4
The Battle of Bloody Marsh-St. Simons Island, 1742     9
Acadians in Georgia-Savannah, 1755     13
Dueling Statesmen-Savannah, 1777     17
Washington Slept Here-Augusta, 1791     21
The Invention of the Cotton Gin-Savannah, 1792     26
Fracas with the French-Savannah, 1811     31
The Trail of Tears-North Georgia, 1838     36
The First Surgical Use of Ether-Jefferson, 1842     41
The Case of the Double-Barreled Cannon-Athens, 1862     46
The Great Locomotive Chase-Atlanta to Ringgold, 1862     50
Roswell Factory Workers Deported-Roswell, 1864     54
From Atlanta to the Sea-Atlanta, 1864     59
The Most Wanted Man in America-Irwinville, 1865     64
A Walk Across Georgia-Blairsville to Savannah, 1867     68
Violence in North Georgia-Rome, 1879     72
An Interview with Oscar Wilde-Atlanta, 1882     77
The Beginnings of the Girl Scouts-Savannah, 1912     81
The Legacy of Stone Mountain-Atlanta, 1914     86
Bedspread Alley-Dalton, 1933     91
The Death of aPresident-Warm Springs, 1945     95
Three-Governor Controversy-Atlanta, 1947     100
The Tragic Death of Margaret Mitchell-Atlanta, 1949     105
The Metcalf Stone-Columbus, 1966     110
Breaking the Babe's Home-Run Record-Atlanta, 1974     115
The Flood of 1994-Albany, 1994     119
Tragedy at the Olympic Games-Atlanta, 1996     123
Georgia Facts & Trivia     127
Bibliography     129
Index     133
About the Author     136
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