Articles tagged with: lumpkin county

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.

Feb27

North Georgia Has Ten Wilderness Areas: Uh, What’s a Wilderness Area?

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Trip Ideas, Outdoor Adventures

North Georgia Has Ten Wilderness Areas: Uh, What’s a Wilderness Area?

Many people have a vague idea of the meaning of wilderness -- places that are mostly natural, isolated and hard to get to and almost always in the woods.

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.

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!

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