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

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May 10, 1884

Georgia Marble Company Founded

Peaches, peanuts, poultry: Georgia has a lot of all of them. But Pickens County has the most crystalline marble of any place in the world. One of the most highl...
April 16, 1865

Columbus Captured in the Civil War

Columbus was one of the South’s most important manufacturing centers before the Civil War. Georgia’s third largest city lay out of the U.S. Army’s path un...
May 24, 1819

SS Savannah

It was the first steamship in the world to cross the Atlantic.

The steamship Savannah was built in 1818 in New York as a sailing packet but w...

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