The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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March 3, 2014

Callaway Gardens, Georgia is a world famous family resort

known for its azaleas

1.The annual Masters Golf Tournament is played at the Augusta National in Augusta every first week of April.

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

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

4.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.

5.Berry College in Rome has the world's largest college campus.

6.The Little White House in Warm Springs was the recuperative home of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

7.In 1942 Jekyll Island was a private resort sold to the state by the owners, a group of millionaires.

8.Providence Canyon State Park, near Lumpkin, is known as the Little Grand Canyon of Georgia.

9.The Cherokee rose is the official state flower, the live oak the official tree; and the brown thrasher the official bird.

10.United States Highway 27 runs the length of Georgia and is known as Martha Berry Highway, named after a pioneer educator.

11.Marshall Forest in Rome is the only natural forest within a city limits in the United States.

12.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.

13.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.

14.The name of the famous south Georgia swamp, the Okefenokee, is derived from an Indian word meaning the trembling earth.

15.Brasstown Bald Mountain is the highest point in Georgia. It has an elevation of 4,784 feet.

16.The Cyclorama is a three dimensional panorama that depicts the famous Battle of Atlanta, and is located in Grant Park in Atlanta.

17.Thomasville is known as the City of Roses.

18.Chickamuga National Park is the site of the bloodiest battle in American history.

19.Plains is the home of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President.

20.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.

21.Savannah was the landing site for General James Edward Oglethorpe, founder of Georgia.

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

23.The largest Farmer's Market of its kind is located in Forest Park.

24.Ralph Bunch, United States diplomat, was the first Georgian to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

25.Callaway Gardens is a world famous family resort, known for its azaleas.

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

27.Madison is known for its beautiful antebellum homes spared during Sherman's fiery march to the sea.

28.Chehaw in Albany is a well known wild animal park.

29.Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon is the largest archeological development east of the Mississippi River.

30.Athens is the location of the first university chartered and supported by state funds.

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