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In Their Own Words

February 04, 1896

Governor Visited Darien

John Girardeau Legare of Darien, Georgia recorded the visit of Georgia’s governor to his hometown:

“…Gov. W.Y. Atkinson visited Darien today as the guest of Representative Joseph Mansfield, and Darien had the pleasure of seeing and shaking hands with the Governor of the great state of Georgia! One youngster about 10 years old who was very anxious to see a live governor, remarked that he ‘looked just like any other man.’”

Source: Buddy Sullivan, ed. The Darien Journal of John Girardeau Legare, Ricegrower, The University of Georgia Press, Athens & London, 2010, p. 51.