Category Archives: History

Fort King George

This past weekend, my interest in colonial history and William Bartram took me to the site of Fort King George, near Darien, Ga. The bluff overlooking the Altamaha River was once a Spanish Mission and later a British Fort. Oglethorpe … Continue reading

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Fieldwork in Valley Forge

Reposting an article concerning Howard Pyle and his association with Valley Forge. by Hannah Boettcher http://www.americanrevolutioncenter.org/first-oval-office/fieldwork-valley-forge    Especially in this early summer weather, Valley Forge National Historical Park is a popular local destination for hiking, running, dog-walking and picnicking between Washington’s … Continue reading

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Roy Chapman Andrews: The Real Indiana Jones?

An article about the great explorer Roy Chapman Andrews. He fought off bandits in the Mongolian Desert and discovered Velociraptor as well as the first intact nest of dinosaur eggs. http://mentalfloss.com/article/49186/roy-chapman-andrews-real-life-indiana-jones IMAGE CREDIT: THE ROY CHAPMAN ANDREWS SOCIETY Since the … Continue reading

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Monuments Men deserves a shot!

Critics unduly harsh on Monuments Men. Continue reading

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Go West!

We spent the day of New Year’s Eve touring the Go West show at the High Museum in Atlanta. Included are several important pieces by Bierstadt, Moran, Remington, and N.C. Wyeth among others. Go West! Art of the American Frontier … Continue reading

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For Auld Lang Syne!

‘Auld Lang Syne’: New Year’s song has a convoluted history Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/GETTY IMAGES – “Auld Lang Syne” translates as “old long since” — “for old time’s sake.” On that point, there is consensus. But more than two centuries after Scottish poet … Continue reading

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Is art worth a life?

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UGA Instructor Creates Monument to African-American Patriots

http://art.uga.edu/news/uga-instructor-creates-monument-to-african-american-patriots The city of Washington, Ga., will unveil a new monument featuring a sculpture by University of Georgia instructor Kinzey Branham that honors American patriots who fought in the Revolutionary War—including African Americans and Native Americans—on Aug Kinzey Branham created … Continue reading

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War Woman Dell: On Bartram’s trail

Saturday morning I head out long before sunrise. My quest is a part of the Bartram trail running through Clayton Georgia in the North East corner of the state. In Atlanta it is still raining but the forecast for Clayton … Continue reading

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How old were the founders in 1776.

An interesting article regarding the age of the founding fathers. How Old Were the Leaders of the American Revolution on July 4, 1776? Younger than you think. By Todd Andrlik It’s a simple question—perhaps so basic that it’s been overlooked: … Continue reading

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