Sunday, April 23, 2006

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CITY PHOTO - Dahlonega, Georgia

Dahlonega's Country Music Festival


Photographed 4/06



Dahlonega is a small town about 15 minutes north of my house or about 45 minutes north of Atlanta. It sits in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and is now the home to many artist. Their works can be found in the many shops and galleries that surround the downtown square.
The Country Music Fest

Photographed 4/06


Dahlonega's was first known as Licklog as it was an area where deer came to drink.

The word dahlonega means gold in the Cherokee language who were the native inhabitants of the area.

Benjamin Parks was hunting deer here in 1828 when he stumbled on the purest vein of gold in the world. The cry of Gold! brought fortune hunter from all over.
Country Music Fest


Photographed 4/06



In 1832, the U. S. Began plans for a mint. By the time the mint was completed in 1838 the gold rush was mostly over. Over the next 100 years men would continue to search the hills and streams for gold but, no commercial quantities of gold would be found again.

Country Music Fest



Photographed 4/06



Dahlonega Has many bed and breakfast inns close by and is just minutes away from many scenic mountain views. It has become a favorite with tourist from Atlanta, all over Georgia, the U.S. and even the world. There are many fine restaurants to enjoy there as well.

5 Comments:

At 4:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have passed the places in todays photographs, looking for a basebll game at North Georgia University and State College. Unfortunately, I had a hot dog at the field, and they have a really good team. It was beautiful around there, though.

 
At 8:14 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Mark, this is a great piece! I've never been to Dahlonega, but I feel I need to visit, now. The town look so quaint and comfortable! Thanks so much for the information on this fair town.

Keep 'em coming!

 
At 6:40 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Looks like a very lively place. Nice!

 
At 1:30 AM, Blogger Kris said...

:) would love to visit this place!

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger Ggraph said...

Anonymous, Thanks for stopping by. Yes, it's a very nice small town. next time you're there Yry the "Smith House" for a meal. My cousin's sons play baseball for a college up the road from there. Well one plays now. The other was hired as a coach for the team after he finished school.


Karen,
It's a really cute town. There are many shops, a gold museum and plenty of placrs to eat too. The mountains are very close. You can easily make a whole day of it up there.


Nicola,It's not like the things you see in Germany or the rest Of Europe, not nearly as old. The people are alike, in that they are friendly and try to show everyone a good time.

Kris, I think you would like it. It's very close to the mountains and many beautiful photo ops.

Regards to all,
Mark

 

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