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In Georgia History

Rickenbacker Field Completed

Rickenbacker Field, named for aviation hero Eddie Rickenbacker, was completed in Marietta by the U.S Army’s Corps of Engineers. The field originally was begun in June 1941 as a commercial airport by Cobb County and the Civil Aeronautics Administration. At...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Governor’s Message on Georgia Militia

The following message from Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown was read to the Georgia Senate; it detailed the work of Georgia militia in defending the state capital of Milledgeville, and the fact that they had not been paid by the...
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In Their Own Words

Fanny Kemble Journal Entry on Slave Housing

From St. Simons Island, Fanny Kemble Butler wrote in her journal about the housing afforded her husband’s slaves: “… All the slaves’ huts on St. Simons are far less solid, comfortable, and habitable than those at the rice island [Butler...
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