Saturday, February 13, 2016

Up with U.S. Geography: Georgia

State Name:


Date of Entry:
January 2, 1788


Map of USA. Georgia outlined in dark ink, shaded, & with
its name written on it.

A close-up of Georgia & its neighbors.

Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama

Water Borders:
Atlantic Ocean

Total Area:
59,425 square miles

Five Largest Cities:
Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah*

Famous Geographical Point:
Stone Mountain (1,683 feet in elevation), which has the largest bas-relief in the world (it depicts Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and "Stonewall" Jackson).

State Nickname:
The Peach State. The state's peaches are considered among the best in the world.

Famous Person:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights activist

Book Set In/About:
The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The lives of women of color in 1930s Georgia.

Movie Set In/About:
"Gone with the Wind" (1939), directed by Victor Fleming

Follows a plantation owning family through the tribulations of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Headline of the Day:
"'Staggering Corruption': 46 Correctional Officers Charged in Years-Long Drug Trafficking Sting" in CNN Politics.

Ouch, Georgia.

*Augusta and Columbus are very close in population; some lists have Columbus above Augusta.


Patricia said...

That would be the state where Matt's mother currently lives and where my mother is visiting in April. She was supposed to go last fall, and the tour got cancelled, which turned out to be a very good thing as there was massive flooding and it was good she wasn't there.

I used to fly through Atlanta quite regularly in college. I was always amazed at the number of military. As a child, the one time I flew through I was agog at the number of Black people. My Boise, Idaho-dwelling self had grown up surrounded by a whole bunch of different kinds of white people.

Also, Matt went to the Coca-Cola museum and tried to sample every Coca-Cola flavor from around the world. There were upwards of 80. He nearly succeeded.

balyien said...

I was just explaining to someone today how my school growing up was almost all white kids. Her mind was blown. It's definitely something I appreciated when I lived in the South, that people kind of lived all mixed together. My neighborhood here in SoCal is like that too. It's nice.

Re: military in Georgia. I wonder if they have a base for every branch there? My husband (Navy) was stationed there for 6 months at one point.

As much as I still (unfortunately) love soda, I would vomit everywhere if I tried 80 different kinds of Coke in one day.