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In Georgia History

Pogo Official State ‘Possum

Gov. Zell Miller signed an act of the General Assembly designating Pogo ‘Possum as Georgia’s official state ‘possum.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Macon Surrendered to Union Troops

Confederate General and commander of Georgia state troops Howell Cobb surrendered Macon to Union General James H. Wilson. Macon had served as Georgia’s temporary capital after the capture of Milledgeville during the March to the Sea in 1864.
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In Their Own Words

New Form of Beer

From Ebenezer, Lutheran minister Johann Martin Boltzius recorded in his journal of a new drink the Salzburgers had learned to make: “Since there is no beer to be had in this country, the Salzburgers have learned from the Englishmen how...
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