Feb13

Hall's Block: Putting the Cart Before the (Iron) Horse

Written by // Chris Worick Categories // History & Heritage

Hall's Block: Putting the Cart Before the (Iron) Horse

On the Northwest corner of the Dahlonega Public Square are three of the oldest buildings in the city.  Built in the 1880's for Frank W. Hall, these three buildings were constructed to be the showpieces of the new Dahlonega, in anticipation of a railroad which never happened.

Jan18

Dahlonega Continues to Top Several Lists

Written by // Brianna Lawson Categories // Arts & Live Music, Trip Ideas, Festivals & Events, Sip & Dine, Shopping, Misc

Dahlonega Continues to Top Several Lists

Beautiful Dahlonega, Georgia, known for being the site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush and the heart of Georgia wine country, continues to be recognized on several lists across many well-known websites and magazines. From the abundance of entertainment to our rich history, there are so many reasons why Dahlonega is a great place to visit!

Jan09

"What the heck is that thing?" The Strange Story of the Chestatee River Diving Bell

Written by // Chris Worick Categories // History & Heritage

One block north of the Dahlonega Public Square lies Hancock Park.  Known for the seasonal farmers market, free concerts, and First Friday movie events in the summer, Hancock Park also is home to one of Dahlonega's strangest gold mining attractions. Made of riveted boiler plate iron, this three ton submersible is something which definitely catches the eye and draws you in for a closer look.

Jan03

Winter Hiking: How to Have a Great Hike and Stay Safe

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Outdoor Adventures

Winter Hiking: How to Have a Great Hike and Stay Safe

Late fall begins my favorite season to hike in the mountains. There are many reasons why winter is the best time of year to get out on the trail.

Dec29

Holiday High Jinks

Written by // Chris Worick Categories // History & Heritage

Holiday High Jinks

Readers of our hometown newspaper, the Dahlonega Nugget, might argue that the weekly incidents in the "Crime Beat" section could rival the comic pages of any larger publication in how humorous they are. What makes the Crime Beat different than the comics is that the situations reported are all true.

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