- This Was His Georgia State Historical
- Located at Dowdell's Knob off Ga. 190 near the Meriwether
- THIS WAS HIS GEORGIA
Franklin D. Roosevelt was a frequent visitor
(41 trips) to Warm Springs from 1924-1945. Dowdell's Knob was
one of his favorite spots for both quiet contemplation and picnics.
F.D.R. visited this spot overlooking Pine Mountain Valley as
a private citizen, as governor of New York and as 32nd president
of the U.S.
He wanted more people to visit the area
and urged the building of the scenic highway across Pine Mt.
and the construction of the spur here (1937).
President Roosevelt had the grill built
to help him enjoy picnics in his more formal style. He preferred
linen-draped tables with hot dishes served from silver. In place
of a blanket he preferred to sit on a chair or on an automobile
seat placed on the ground.
F.D.R. came here to contemplate the upcoming
founding of the United Nations and the Americans dying on Okinawa
and in Germany during his final trip to Warm Springs, April,
072-7 GEORGIA HISTORIC
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