• Marker Monday: Koinonia Farm

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the history of Clarence Jordan, founder of Koinonia Farm, and author of the “Cotton Patch” translation of the New Testament. Clarence Jordan and his wife, Florence, founded Koinonia Farm with the mission of a commitment to simplicity, nonviolence, and equality. However, those were not the views of the surrounding community in […]

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  • Nacoochee Valley Marker

    Marker Monday: Nacoochee Valley

    This week’s #MarkerMonday explores the history of Nacoochee Valley: Valley of the Evening Star. After the start of the Georgia gold rush in 1828, Georgians hoped to be chosen in the land lottery, giving them a chance to pan for wealth in the North Georgia mountains, where the Valley is located. In 1834, while digging […]

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  • The Appalachian Trail Marker

    Marker Monday: The Appalachian Trail

    This week’s #MarkerMonday discusses Benton MacKaye, “forester, philosopher, dreamer,” and the development of the Appalachian Trail. Emile Benton MacKaye was born on March 6, 1879, and spent much of his young life looking to fulfil his curiosities about the natural world. In 1896 MacKaye began taking classes at Harvard, developing his interest in environmental sciences […]

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