• Marker Monday: The Burning and Destruction of Atlanta

    This week’s #MarkerMonday commemorates the 151st anniversary of the burning and destruction of Atlanta. After the city surrendered in September, General William T. Sherman ordered that all facilities capable of offering military support to the Confederacy be destroyed before he left on his infamous March to the Sea. On Nov. 11, 1864, U.S. forces began […]

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    Marker Monday: Margaret Mitchell

    Today’s #MarkerMonday is dedicated to accomplished Georgia writer Margaret Mitchell, who was born this week (November 8th) in 1900. She is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of one of the most successful novels of all time, Gone With the Wind. Mitchell spent her entire life in Atlanta, and began writing the popular novel in 1926 […]

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    Marker Monday: Governor John Houston

    In honor of the 240th Anniversary of the conclusion of the First Continental Congress, today’s #MarkerMonday is dedicated to one the representatives from Georgia, John Houstoun. He was born near Waynesboro, GA in 1744 and later became an attorney in Savannah before entering the political arena. In 1774, he was elected as one of Georgia’s […]

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    Marker Monday: Forsyth Park

    In recognition of one of Georgia’s most successful statesmen, today’s #MarkerMonday is dedicated John Forsyth and one of his most famous legacies, Forsyth Park in Savannah. The park was originally made possible by William Hodgson, who donated ten acres for its creation in the 1840s. Forsyth donated an additional twenty acres for the park in […]

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  • Marker Monday: Joseph Rucker Lamar

    Today’s #MarkerMonday recognizes Joseph Rucker Lamar, who was born in Elbert County on this week (October 15th) in 1857. He spent most of his childhood in an antebellum Augusta home that still stands today, where he befriended future U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. After being admitted to the state bar at the age of twenty, Lamar […]

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  • Marker Monday: John McIntosh Kell

    Today’s #MarkerMonday features Captain John McIntosh Kell, who died ninety-five years ago today. Born and raised in Darien, Georgia, he joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and fought in the Mexican-American War. He became the first naval officer to volunteer his services to the South after Georgia seceded from the United States. […]

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  • Marker Monday: Marion Bayard Folsom

    Today’s #MarkerMonday honors Georgia native Marion Bayard Folsom, a federal government official and businessman, who passed on September 27, 1976. The McRae native was born in 1893 and attended the University of Georgia before receiving a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard. He went on to spend nearly forty years at the Eastman Kodak Company. […]

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  • Marker Monday: Savannah’s Irish and Robert Emmet Park

    Today’s #MarkerMonday highlights the Savannah’s Irish and Robert Emmet Park in the historic district. The strip of land was originally known as the Irish Green due to its location near the city’s Irish community. It was renamed for celebrated Irish nationalist Robert Emmet in 1902 in preparation for the centennial of his September 20, 1803 […]

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  • Marker Monday: Byron Herbert Reece

    Today’s #MarkerMonday spotlight is on Byron Herbert Reece. The renowned writer, poet, and farmer was born in Union County on this day in 1917. He spent the majority of his life in the North Georgia Mountains, attending Young Harris College intermittently after graduating high school. He went on to publish two novels and four books […]

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    Marker Monday: The Waffle House

    Today’s #MarkerMonday is dedicated to Waffle House, which was founded sixty years ago today in Avondale Estates, Georgia. The iconic Southern business has since expanded to over 1,600 restaurants located in over 25 states. Despite its popularity and widespread success, Waffle House remains dedicated to its original premise: serving good food fast 24 hours per […]

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