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Although was cultivated an in small quantities in the South during the eighteenth century, it was not considered a profitable crop because of the difficulty of separating the seed from the fiber.
In 1793, Eli Whitney, a young man from Massachus…
The Savannah River and its tributaries drain more than 10,000 square miles of an area that receives some of the heaviest rainfall on the continent.
Augusta's location on a low bluff at the Fall Line of the river has made the city particularly s…
Serious flooding of the Savannah River in 1852 prompted the first consideration of the construction of a levee, a man-made earth embankment, but Augusta experienced the calamity of several other destructive floods before construction of the levee …
During the period of exploration and settlement of the North American continent, the earliest means of transportation were the rivers, and the Savannah River was the major artery of the Southeast.
Most of the river trade was in deerskins and fu…
Augusta made major commitments to industrialization earlier than most other Southern cities, in response to a growing concern that the cotton states were becoming too economically dependent on the industrial North.
Grist mills and sawmills firs…
The Great Fire of 1916 broke out on March 22nd at 6:20 p.m. in Kelly's Dry Goods Store, located in the Dyer Building at the northwest corner of Broad Street and Jackson (Eighth) Street. Whipped along by high winds, the flames rapidly spread to oth…
Archaeological evidence has proven the existence of Indian villages in the Augusta area as early as 2,500 B.C., and a type of decorated pottery found at various sites is among the oldest in North America.
Just north of the present-day city of A…
Paul Fitzsimmons Eve
Born near Augusta, Georgia June 27, 1806
Died in Nashville, Tennessee November 3, 1877
Major Field Surgeon Polish War 1830-1831
A founder of the Medical College of Georgia 1832
Professor of Surgery
Common - " ... a large void space which will be useful for a thousand purposes, and among the rest, as being airy and affording a fine prospect of the town in drawing near to it" ???—Sir Robert Montgomery, 1717
Providing a common area is…
"The settlement of Augusta is of great service...the Key of all the Indian Countrey"— James Edward Oglethorpe, 1739
James Edward Oglethorpe captured the lucrative Indiantrade for the colony of Georgia, when he founded Augusta in1736. He …