Online Georgia Historical Marker Scavenger Hunt: Georgia’s Recreational Pastimes

Savannah Challenge Race, 1911. From the Julian Quattlebaum Collection, 1908-1982 of the Georgia Historical Society. MS 2168-03-25-11.

This week’s #MarkerMonday highlighted Georgia’s own world-record-holding largemouth bass. In keeping with some of Georgia’s favorite recreational pastimes, like fishing, GHS invites you to take part in an online historical marker scavenger hunt exploring famous recreational events and figures in our state’s history.

To get started, use the Georgia Historical Marker Online Database to find answers to the questions below! You can access the online database by following this link. Once there, search all markers in the Georgia Historical Marker Program by keyword, location, region, time period, subject, and marker program to answer the following questions.

Click the toggle below to access the Georgia’s Recreational Pastime’s Scavenger Hunt.

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

  1. What did Benjamin Parks find while out hunting in 1828?
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    • Which marker did you use to find the answer?
  2. The US Fish and Wildlife Service allows some fishing, but no hunting, on this 400,000-acre tract of swamp.
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    • Which marker did you use to find the answer?
  3. Who is “The Big Cat,” and how did he get his name?
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    • Which marker did you use to find the answer?
  4. Who introduced football to UGA?
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    • Which marker did you use to find the answer?
  5. Which amateur golfer stated that the 1930 Southeastern Open was “the best-played tournament I ever turned out in my life.”
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    • Which marker did you use to find the answer?
  6. Babe Ruth said that this baseball player was, “the greatest pick-off artist who ever lived.”
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    • Which marker did you use to find the answer?
  7. This stadium served as the home of the Atlanta Falcons for 25 seasons.
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    • Which historical marker did you use to find the answer?
  8. This famous player broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947.
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    • Which historical marker did you use to find the answer?
  9. In 1895, the University of Georgia played against Auburn University during this expo at Piedmont Park.
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    • Which historical marker did you use to find the answer?
  10. What Cherokee County horse is listed in the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in New York?
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    • Which historical marker did you use to find the answer?
  11. Ralph Mulford won the Vanderbilt Cup in 1911 in a car averaging what speed?
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    • Which historical marker did you use to find the answer?
  12. This major leaguer had a 24-year career and is a charter member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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    • Which historical marker did you use to find the answer?