• Marker Monday: Mansfield’s Famous Southpaw

    For the month of June, #MarkerMonday will be exploring sports and recreational history in Georgia. Prepare for a summer of fun and leisure as we delve into the history behind sporting venues and events and famous Georgian athletes. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights professional baseball player, Sherrod Malone “Sherry” Smith. Born in Monticello, Georgia, in February […]

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    Marker Monday: 1996 Summer Olympics: Games of the XXVI Olympiad

    For the month of June, #MarkerMonday will be exploring sports and recreational history in Georgia. Prepare for a summer of fun and leisure as we delve into the history behind sporting venues and events and famous Georgian athletes. This week’s #MarkerMonday shines a light on the 1996 Centennial Summer Olympics hosted in Atlanta, Georgia. In […]

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  • Bobby Jones and the Beginning of the Grand Slam Marker

    Marker Monday: Bobby Jones and the Beginning of the Grand Slam

    For the month of June, #MarkerMonday will be exploring sports and recreational history in Georgia. Prepare for a summer of fun and leisure as we delve into the history behind sporting venues and events and famous Georgian athletes. This week’s #MarkerMonday shines a spotlight on golfer Bobby Jones. Robert Tyre “Bobby” Jones, Jr. was born […]

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  • Marker Monday: Herty Field

    For the month of June, #MarkerMonday will be exploring sports and recreational history in Georgia. Prepare for a summer of fun and leisure as we delve into the history behind sporting venues and events and famous Georgian athletes. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Herty Field, named for chemist Charles Herty and the site of the first […]

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  • Marker Monday: The Mayham Tower

    This week’s #MarkerMonday discusses the offensive strategy of Patriot forces during the Siege of Augusta during the Revolutionary War. Between 1779-1781, the Patriot Cause suffered major setbacks in Georgia, including defeats during the Siege of Savannah in 1779 and during a 1780 attack to take Augusta from the British. It seemed that Georgia was going […]

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  • Marker Monday: Lindbergh’s Solo Flight

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the role Georgia played in the career of American aviator, Charles Lindbergh. In May 1923, Lindbergh flew his first solo flight at Souther Field (now Jimmy Carter Regional Airport) in Americus, Georgia.  Lindbergh first came to Georgia to purchase a surplus aircraft from the recently deactivated World War I training center […]

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  • Marker Monday: George Washington’s Southern Tour

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Georgia’s Washington’s Southern Tour after his inauguration as the first President of the United States. In May 1791, after touring the New England states, Washington came to Georgia. The tour of Georgia began in Savannah where the president was greeted with a festive water parade. While there, he attended Sunday services […]

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  • Marker Monday: George Whitefield

    This week’s #MarkerMonday shines a spotlight on the life and work of George Whitefield. Born in Gloucester England, Whitefield (also spelled Whitfield) attended Oxford where he met John and Charles Wesley and became a member of their Bible study and prayer group, also known as the “Holy Club.” When the Wesleys left England to come […]

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    Marker Monday: The Rev. Mr. John Osgood

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the Rev. Mr. John Osgood, one of the first settlers to Midway, Georgia. Born in 1710 in Dorchester, SC, Osgood was educated by Presbyterian minister, Rev. Mr. Hugh Fisher. Osgood would continue his education at Harvard University, graduating in 1733, and was ordained shortly after. His first pastoral charge began at […]

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  • The Little White House

    This week’s #MarkerMonday shines a light on the Little White House, the Georgia home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In 1924, President Franklin D. Roosevelt began visiting Warm Springs, Georgia, in hopes of using the natural warm springs to recover from the effects of polio. Roosevelt saw improvement through physical therapy in the springs, and […]

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