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Today in Georgia History
is a joint collaboration of the Georgia Historical Society & Georgia Public Broadcasting.

agriculture

April 07, 1995

Georgia Peach: Official State Fruit

Georgia is called the Peach State, but the fruit has been part of our history long before there was a Georgia.

Franciscan monks introduced peaches ...
April 11, 1990

Vidalia Onion: Georgia’s Official Veggie

When it comes to Vidalias, no one ever says “hold the onions.”

Looking for a new cash crop during the Great Depression, Mose Coleman of Toombs C...
August 04, 1919

Nellie Peters

Organize and reform was Mary Ellen Peters’ mantra long before unions adopted it.

Nellie Peters was born in Atlanta in 1851. After her husband died...
July 29, 1912

Clarence Jordan Born

The good work of Habitat for Humanity can be traced back to a progressive religious leader born on this day in 1912.

Clarence Jordan was born in Ta...
August 12, 1909

Boll Weevil in Georgia

How much would you pay to kill a pest?

On this day in 1909, the Georgia General Assembly formally asked the U.S. Congress for a $5 million prize to t...