Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Georgia


Thirteen Things about The State of Georgia!


1. In 1828 Auraria, near the city of Dahlongea, was the site of the first Gold Rush in America.

2. The popular theme park - Six Flags Over Georgia, was actually named for six flags that flew over Georgia. England, Spain, Liberty, Georgia, Confederate States of America, and the United States.

3. 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.

4. Wesleyan College in Macon was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women

5. Known as the sweetest onion in the world, the Vidalia onion can only be grown in the fields around Vidalia and Glennville.

6. Cumberland Island National Seashore contains the ruins of Dungeness, the once magnificent Carnegie estate. In addition, wild horses graze among wind swept dunes.

7. On January 19, 1861, Georgia joined the Confederacy.

8. In Gainesville, the Chicken Capital of the World it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.

9. Stone Mountain near Atlanta is one of the largest single masses of exposed granite in the world. 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.

10. The world's largest Infantry training center is located at Fort Benning.

11. Coca-Cola was invented in May 1886 by Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. The name "Coca-Cola" was suggested by Dr. Pemberton's bookkeeper, Frank Robinson. He penned the name Coca-Cola in the flowing script that is famous today. Coca-Cola was first sold at a soda fountain in Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta by Willis Venable.

12. Georgia is often called the Empire State of the South and is also known as the Peach State and Cracker State.

13. Historic Saint Marys Georgia is the second oldest city in the nation.



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15 comments:

Pretty Life Online said...

cool idea for TT! mine's up too hope you can drop by...

Chelle Y. said...

I went to Georgia once and asked for a Pepsi. Haha, the looks I received... :)

~Just Me~ said...

Lol @ Chelle. Interesting bits of info.

Happy TT!

Meju said...

Very interesting fact on my neighboring state.

SJ Reidhead said...

If I were doing the list, I would mention that Doc Holiday was born in Georgia! Other than that, good job.

SJR
The Pink Flamingo
http://thepinkflamingo.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2008/7/30/3814345.html

marcia@joyismygoal said...

we have 6 flags over Texas too and those were funny random thoughts

Yasmin said...

Empire state of the South...huh.
Vidalia onions are you!

FickleMinded said...

wow! nice trivia,wish to visit GA someday!

Alice Audrey said...

I wondered about the six flags thing. My sister said it was Six Flags Over Texas but that Georgia was in there somewhere. The only Six Flags I've been to was in Chicago.

bernieg1 said...

That is some great information. Thanks for the trivia.

My 34th TT is up: 13 comments you can make to your physician while he's performing a colonoscopy on you. Here's the link.

Hootin' Anni said...

I've had those onions....and they're just so good, you can even bite them like an apple and wow...sweet, sweet, sweet.

Happy T-13...hope your day treats you well. Come on by if you can find time, this week Jefé's back with her Thursday Humor...........

Jerine said...

This is so informative. I didn't know onion can be sweet! Happy T13!

Monday through Sunday said...

I love this idea for a TT! You make Georgia sound like a place to visit!

Irishcoda said...

I enjoyed learning all those things about Georgia, had no idea that Coca Cola originated there and that Vidalia onions can only grow in Vidalia!

Laura said...

Great info about Georgia!
Happy T13!