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Feb24

Chief White House Calligrapher Coming to Dahlonega

Written by // David Zunker Categories // Misc

Chief White House Calligrapher Coming to Dahlonega

When was the last time you took a real close look at your handwriting?

Chances are, when you do, it’s not going to be pretty. Most of us simply scrawl and don’t think much of it and we thank heavens for keyboards, so we can communicate legibly.

Not so with Pat Blair.

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.

Nov21

Dahlonega: The Perfect Place to Spend Thanksgiving

Written by // Brianna Lawson Categories // Trip Ideas, Sip & Dine, Shopping

Dahlonega: The Perfect Place to Spend Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a special time of year with good company and delicious food spent in your beautiful hometown in the North Georgia Mountains. You can’t get any better than that!

Fill your day with many fun activities, all taking place in downtown Dahlonega. Start a new family tradition and work up your appetite by participating in the 2nd annual Dahlonega Turkey Trot 5K! Proceeds from the Turkey Trot will benefit the Lumpkin County Family Connection Program. Learn more and register for the trot today!

Oct07

There’s Gold in That There Dahlonega Gold Museum

Written by // UNG English Department Categories // History & Heritage

There’s Gold in That There Dahlonega Gold Museum

The Dahlonega Gold Museum has long been an attraction for tourists to this little mountain town. It harbors many displays of historical artifacts and interesting items that tell the story of how Dahlonega became the city it is today. From huge gold nuggets, to maps of the mines, to a document signed by the 10th President of the United States- the Gold Museum features objects that brilliantly display the charm and the history of Dahlonega.

Sep08

Dahlonega Trail Fest

Written by // UNG English Department Categories // Festivals & Events

Dahlonega Trail Fest

Whether you are an avid outdoorsman or a novice hiker, Dahlonega is the perfect place for you on the weekend of September 9th through 11th. You will discover a diverse celebration of outdoor recreation at the Dahlonega Trail Fest. This festival serves to welcome thru-hikers finishing (or starting) their nearly 2,200-mile journey along the Appalachian Trail and celebrate hiking, the great outdoors and this beautiful part of the country in general.  The festivities will include outdoor events, vendors, food, live music, guest authors and speakers, and will be held free of charge on Dahlonega’s Historic Public Square.

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