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In Georgia History

King George II Died

In London, King George II - the monarch for whom Georgia was named and who signed the 1732 charter creating the colony - died. [Some sources cite the date of his death as Oct. 26.] His grandson succeeded to the...
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In Their Own Words

Lumpkin Letter Detailed Selection of Terminus

While on a visit to Atlanta, former Georgia governor Wilson Lumpkin wrote a letter to his daughter, Martha, detailing the selection of the southern terminus of the Western & Atlantic Railroad: “You doubtless have some recollections of my spending the...
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