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Beautiful creekside home in Rodgers Creek POA-Ellijay, GA-Rural Gilmer County-Feb.25.2019
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1. The Blue Ridge Mountains are over 1 billion years old and are among the oldest mountain ranges in the United States.
2. The Cherokee who lived in the mountains called them “The Great Blue Hills of God”.
3. Brasstown Bald is the highest point in Georgia at 4,784 feet.
4. Brasstown Bald, below the northeast peak, is home to Georgia’s only “cloud forest”, where the area is continually soaked from the moisture of the clouds.
5. Brasstown Bald is also the best spot in Georgia for astral photographers and astronomers as it has the least amount of “atmospheric turbulence” in the entire state.
6. The Appalachian Trail begins in Georgia at Springer Mountain. The trailhead originally was located 10 miles south and due to the many illegal moonshiner's stills located there, hikers were often greeted with gunfire prior to it's relocation.
7. Only 78 of the 2168 miles of the Appalachian Trail are now in North Georgia.
8. Amicalola Falls is the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi.
9. The biggest battle of the Civil War in the state of Georgia was at Kennesaw Mountain.
10. Dahlonega was the site of the country’s first major gold rush.
11. The town even had a U.S. mint that produced gold coins with the “D” mark until 1861.
12. Berry College in Rome has the world’s largest college campus, consisting of more than 27,000 acres of fields, forests, and mountains.
13. A majority of the movie Remember The Titans was shot on the campus of Berry College.
14. Marshall Forest in Rome is the only natural forest found within a city’s limits in the United States.
15. The only county in Georgia named after a woman is Hart county, named for Nancy Hart. Nancy was a patriot in the fight against the British during the Revolutionary War.
16. Hernando de Soto was the first European to explore Georgia in 1540.
17. All the major lakes in North Georgia are man made and used for power.
18. Dawsonville was was once home to the largest kangaroo herd outside of Australia. The Kangaroo Conservation Center closed in 2010 and the entire herd was shipped off to zoos and other animal facilities around the world.
19. Georgia has seven official natural wonders. The Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia are: Amicalola Falls, the Okefenokee Swamp, Providence Canyon, Radium Springs, Stone Mountain, Tallulah Gorge and Warm Springs.
20. The Georgia Guidestones in Elbert County is one of the weirdest things in the country. This granite monument with a set of guidelines engraved in multiple languages is oftentimes called the “American Stonehenge” and was built anonymously in 1979 by a mysterious person using the pseudonym R. C. Christian.
*21. Gainesville is “the Poultry Capital of the World”.
22. Oddly enough, it is officially illegal to eat chicken with a fork in Gainesville.
23. Rabun County is basically a rain forest as it is the rainiest county in Georgia and one of the rainiest counties east of the Mississippi.
24. Approximately, 60% of the land in Rabun County is in National Forests and State Parks.
*GA is one of the highest poultry producing states in America with North Georgia being the clear choice of many locations. The Ellijay area is a very active part of this leading agricultural product for our state.
Saturday March 30, 2019, the board held two meetings. A special meeting to clarify what the board has been doing over the past three months followed by a quarterly board meeting. The Board hopes that it was informative and helped clear some misunderstandings. The slide show used has been posted for your review.
Many of you left after the special meeting, but the real news came during the board meeting. Ed McDonald, Robert Jones, and Donna Stewart stepped down from their board positions. Thankfully we have Jennie Maddox and Kathy Laney who have stepped up and will work to continue the direction the previous board has led us in the direction of transparency.
Topics during the board meeting,