Online Georgia Historical Marker Scavenger Hunt: Georgia Business and Industry

This week’s #MarkerMonday highlighted “The Thicket” and the production of rum in Georgia. In continuation of exploring economic goods and production, this online scavenger hunt looks at the exports and businesses that helped shape our state!

To get started, use the Georgia Historical Marker Online Database to find answers to the questions! You can access the online database by following this link. Once there, search all of Georgia’s markers by keyword, location, region, time period, subject, and marker program to answer the following questions. For a quick tutorial on how to use the Georgia Historical Marker Online Database, click here.

Click on the toggle below to access the Georgia Business and Industry online scavenger hunt.

Click here for a printable version of the online scavenger hunt. Once you complete the scavenger hunt, check your answers here!

  1. This restaurant pioneered the concept of in-mall restaurants and the chicken sandwich.
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  2. This low-pungency produce item was named Georgia’s official vegetable in 1990.
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  3. This American cultural icon founded in Avondale Estates is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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  4. Once the leading international timber center on the East coast, this city switched its focus to commercial seafood and shrimping.
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  5. Known for inventing the Herty Cup, this scientist devised a system to print newspaper on Southern Pines, which led to pine being a big cash crop in Georgia.
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  6. How much did the first glass of Coca-Cola sell for?
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  7. This crop, brought to Georgia by Samuel Bowen, failed to take off in Georgia, but is now one of the most widely grown crops in the United States.
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  8. This company provided stone for the Washington Monument and the columns of the U.S. Capitol.
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  9. This company was the first commercial bakery in Southwest Georgia and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019.
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  10. Owning two deep water terminals in Savannah and Brunswick, this business plays a major role in both the importation and exportation of goods in Georgia.
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  11. This news network revolutionized the 24-hour news cycle and provides news broadcasts worldwide.
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  12. This company’s plant was the largest of its kind east of the Mississippi.
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  13. Headquartered in Atlanta, this company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer and building products, packaging, and pulp.
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  14. The world’s first purpose-built business aircraft company moved to Savannah in 1967. What company is this?
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