• Marker Monday: Alfred Blalock, MD 1899-1964

    To highlight this year’s Georgia History Festival theme, “A Legacy of Leadership,” December’s #MarkerMondays explore medical history in Georgia and the Georgians who were pioneers in their field. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Alfred Blalock, MD, the surgeon known for performing the first “blue baby” operation. Alfred Blalock was born in Culloden, Georgia on April 5, […]

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  • Marker Monday: Savannah’s African-American Medical Pioneers

    To highlight this year’s Georgia History Festival theme, “A Legacy of Leadership,” December’s #MarkerMondays explore medical history in Georgia and the Georgians who were pioneers in their field. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Dr. Cornelius McKane and Dr. Alice Woodby McKane, African-American physicians in Savannah, Georgia. Cornelius McKane was born in Georgetown, Dutch Guiana. He attended […]

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  • Battle of Gully Hole Creek

    Marker Monday: Battle of Gully Hole Creek

    To highlight this year’s Georgia History Festival theme, “A Legacy of Leadership,” November’s #MarkerMondays explore Georgia’s military history. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the Battle of Gully Hole Creek, fought near the town of Frederica on St. Simons Island. In 1739, war broke out between Great Britain and Spain, known today as the War of Jenkins’ […]

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  • Marker Monday: S.S. James Oglethorpe and the Battle of the Atlantic

    To highlight this year’s Georgia History Festival theme, “A Legacy of Leadership,” November’s #MarkerMondays explore Georgia’s military history. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the S.S. James Oglethorpe, the first of 88 Liberty Ships built by Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation in Savannah, Georgia. During World War II, both the Allied and Axis Powers fought for control of the […]

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  • Marker Monday: Camp Gordon

    To highlight this year’s Georgia History Festival theme, “A Legacy of Leadership,” November’s #MarkerMondays explore Georgia’s military history. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Camp Gordon, in Chamblee, Georgia.  When the United States entered World War I in 1917, the War Department established a series of sixteen temporary training camps around the country. Chamblee, north of Atlanta, […]

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  • Fort Morris

    Marker Monday: Fort Morris

    To highlight this year’s Georgia History Festival theme, “A Legacy of Leadership,” November’s #MarkerMondays explore Georgia’s military history. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Fort Morris, located in Sunbury, Georgia. In 1776, at a meeting of the Continental Congress, delegates recognized the need to protect the seaport of Sunbury from the growing British threat. To fulfill this […]

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  • Governor William Yates Atkinson

    Marker Monday: Governor William Yates Atkinson

    This year, the Georgia History Festival theme is “A Legacy of Leadership.” For the month of October, #MarkerMondays will focus on Georgia governors and their leadership of our state through the years. October is also Archives Month. GHS is proud to house several archival materials both about and from these leaders. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights William Yates […]

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    Marker Monday: Governor John Houstoun

    This year, the Georgia History Festival theme is “A Legacy of Leadership.” For the month of October, #MarkerMondays will focus on Georgia governors and their leadership of our state through the years. October is also Archives Month. GHS is proud to house several archival materials both about and from these leaders. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights John […]

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    Marker Monday: Governor Hugh M. Dorsey

    This year, the Georgia History Festival theme is “A Legacy of Leadership.” For the month of October, #MarkerMondays will focus on Georgia governors and their leadership of our state through the years. October is also Archives Month. GHS is proud to house several archival materials both about and from these leaders. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Hugh […]

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  • Gov. John M. Slaton historical marker

    Marker Monday: Governor John M. Slaton

    This year, the Georgia History Festival theme is “A Legacy of Leadership.” For the month of October, #MarkerMondays will focus on Georgia governors and their leadership of our state through the years. October is also Archives Month. GHS is proud to house several archival materials both about and from these leaders. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights John […]

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