Articles tagged with: Dahlonega History

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.

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.

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.

Dec02

The Dahlonega General Store Has a Warming Feel of Simpler Times

Written by // UNG English Department Categories // Trip Ideas, History & Heritage, Shopping

The Dahlonega General Store Has a Warming Feel of Simpler Times

Nestled in North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains sits the small town of Dahlonega.  The site of our nation’s first gold rush in 1828, the city is filled with history and tradition.  The Historic Public Square has kept its timeless feel and character alive with its historical presence, significance, and architecture. The original courthouse, built in 1836, still stands in the center of the square, and the General Store, once a crucial aspect of life in Dahlonega, stands across from it.

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