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Cretaceous Period (65- 144 million years ago)
Southeastern United States
This scene shows a family of Lophorhothon dinosaurs, as they may have looked millions of ye…
On July 18 & 19, 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign, Union Brigadier General Kenner Garrard's cavalry division raided Stone Mountain. They skirmished with the Confederate cavalry brigade of Colonel George G. Dibrell, destroyed two miles of railroad…
There is a true glory and a true honor: the glory of duty done - the honor of the integrity of principle.
Robert E. Lee
So, my son, when in the conflict of life the cloud and the darkness come stand unflinchingly by you p…
The richer, the wiser, the more powerful a man is, the greater is the obligation upon him to employ his gifts in the lessening of that sum of human misery.
Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people …
N. Fork Peachtree Creek. West of the road was the ante-bellum structure of a mill owned and operated by John Blake (1798-1854).
July 18, 1864. Blair's 17th A. C. of McPherson's Army of the Tennessee (US Flag), enroute from Roswell to Decatur,…
At this location, on Labor Day 1955, Avondale Estates neighbors Joe Rogers, Sr., and Tom Forkner founded the first Waffle House restaurant. The name was inspired by the most popular item on the original menu. The restaurant's focus on fast-food sp…
July 17, 1864. Dodge's 16th A.C., together with Logan's 15th & Blair's 17th (US), having left Roswell by Shallow Ford Rd. enroute to Decatur, diverged from the column at the road - fork 2.5 mi. N.W. & moved towards Old Cross Keys. Logan & Blair ca…
July 19, 1864. The 15th & 17th, two of three corps, McPherson's Army of the Tenn., forming the left wing of Sherman's forces advancing on Atlanta, came this way on the last day of their march from Roswell to Decatur.
The other corps, Dodge's 1…
The Hightower (English version of "Etowah") Indian trail passed here in its route from East Georgia to the mountains of North Georgia. To the northwest, it crossed a ford on the Chattahoochee River at Roswell. This trade and travel path connected …
Hardee's command, [CS] defeated at Jonesboro, Aug. 31, 1864, was depleted by the withdrawal of S.D. Lee's A.C. before results of the battle were known in Atlanta. Hood, anticipating a Federal attack at East Point, ordered Lee toward Atlanta. He le…