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This Day in Georgia History

August 20, 1906

Money Appropriated for Oglethorpe and Gordon Statues

Gov. Joseph Terrell signed a joint resolution of the General Assembly appropriating $15,000 for erection of a statue of Georgia founder James Oglethorpe in Savannah. According to the resolution, $7,500 would be appropriated in 1907, and $7,500 in 1908 - provided that the Oglethorpe Monument Association was able to raise at least $5,000. The monument was completed and dedicated on Nov. 23, 1910. Gov. Terrell also signed an act appropriating $15,000 for an equestrian statue of John B. Gordon to be placed on the capitol grounds.

To view an image of the Oglethorpe statue, see the Digital Library of Georgia.
To view an image of the Gordon statue, see the Digital Library of Georgia.