History & Heritage

May24

Opening Soon -- The Totally Renovated Dahlonega Gold Museum!

Written by // David Zunker Categories // Trip Ideas, Outdoor Adventures, History & Heritage, Misc

Opening Soon -- The Totally Renovated Dahlonega Gold Museum!

Exciting news! The completely renovated (inside and out) Dahlonega Gold Museum has set a re-opening date for Monday, June 4.

May26

Lumpkin County's Unique Memorial Markers

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

Lumpkin County's Unique Memorial Markers

Memorial Day has traditionally signaled the start of summer across the country.  Graduations, warmer weather, swimming pools, and of course cook outs, are all part of what we have come to expect as May comes to a close.

Apr03

The True Story of That "Bear on the Square."

Written by // Chris Worick Categories // Festivals & Events, History & Heritage

The True Story of That

For the past twenty years, Dahlonega's annual "Bear on the Square" Mountain Music Festival has continued to attract more featured events and visitors every year.  As the town prepares to celebrate its 21st Bear on the Square weekend, here's the story behind its origins.

Mar09

Women's History Month: Women Who Broke the Mold & Panned for Gold

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

Women's History Month: Women Who Broke the Mold & Panned for Gold

The traditional image of a gold miner that comes to mind is that of a grizzled old man in shabby clothes, squatting on the side of a creek with dirt swirling in his pan searching for that elusive nugget. And that wouldn't be entirely untrue. However, gold mania has been known to affect people from all walks of life as evidenced by the numerous gold rushes of the 19th century.

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.

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