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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21KG_whatley-memorial-historic-park_Bowdon-GA.html
This park is the last piece of unused late of the original campus of Bowden College (1856-1936). It was also the backyard of the McDaniel-Whatley home, the last remaining building of that institution. Mr. Vachel D. Whatley Sr. graduated from Bowde…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21KB_first-district-agricultural-and-mechanical-school_Statesboro-GA.html
Georgia Southern University was founded as First District A&M in 1906. Bulloch County won a bidding war with Tattnall and Emanuel counties offering cash, 300 acres of land, and utilities worth $125,500. Often referred to locally as the "Colle…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21KA_savannah-statesboro-railway_Statesboro-GA.html
This path follows the roadbed of the Savannah & Statesboro Railway (S&S RY), completed in 1899. It was created through the interests of timbermen and turpentiners and through the dreams of Statesboro citizens of becoming a railway center. The loca…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21K2_john-smith-watson-homeplace_Thomson-GA.html
This house stood on the site of the large brick house to your right, from 1885 to 1935, when it was moved to this location. John S. Watson (1833-1895) was the great grandfather of John, James, & Bob Wilson. In 1864, after being wounded fighting Ge…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21GN_smokehouse_Pine-Mountain-GA.html
A Smokehouse is a structure used to cure meat and fish. It is typically a small building with no windows where meat is smoked and stored. A slow burning fire dries the meat over a period that can range from a few hours to a few weeks. Sm…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21GM_wildflower-trail_Pine-Mountain-GA.html
A desire to restore land eroded by years of cotton farming and a wish to protect the rare and beautiful Plumleaf Azalea led Cason and Virginia Callaway to create Callaway Gardens. The Wildflower Trail was established to preserve and display native…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21GJ_pioneer-log-cabin_Pine-Mountain-GA.html
Constructed from hand-hewn longleaf pine logs. Built around 1830 during the settlement of Troup County, Georgia. Moved to its present location in 1959.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21DD_united-states-vs-darby-lumber-company_Statesboro-GA.html
The U.S. Supreme Court's 1941 decision United States vs Darby Lumber Co. is a landmark ruling in American legal history. The case affirmed the federal government's ability to regulate employment conditions, including a minimum wage, under the Inte…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21D4_brooklet-georgia_Statesboro-GA.html
Brooklet, known for its avenue of oak trees, took shape at the end of the 19th century on property owned by A.J. Lee. Optimistic citizens built a new town beside the recently completed Savannah & Statesboro Railroad. Dr. H.K. Thayer, an early resi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21CT_to-arms-a-war-memorial_Savannah-GA.html
The 800 stones before you have three meanings: *They represent the approximate number of soldiers killed or wounded in Savannah on the foggy morning of October 9, 1779. *The stones are arranged as a column, with ten soldiers across. The French and…
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