After the last hopes and efforts of the Cherokees had been defeated and they were on their way out of the state to their designated reservation in Oklahoma, the state of Georgia got busy redistributing their land to white settlers within the state. According to a law p...

The land lottery system that was used in 1805 in Georgia worked so well that the state government continued the system to distribute new lands when they became available. That happened in 1807 when the Creek Indians sold the state some more lands in middle Georgia, and...

This is Part 3 of Joy Odom's series on the Georgia Land Lottery. Access the earlier columns by clicking the Historically Speaking icon on the Planet homepage. 

Probably because the whole thing was so exciting and everybody was so involved with the actual drawing that no...

It must have been exciting to live in Georgia in early 1805--even if you lived in the hindmost of hinterlands, and there were a lot of those. Savannah was the only city of any real size. The great majority of citizens lived either way out in the country or in or near s...

These days when we hear someone refer to the Georgia lottery, we think of the state-sponsored, scratch-and-win-type games of chance that are purchased at convenience stores with most of the receipts going to education (the Hope Scholarships) and other specified state p...

Sometimes, I just can’t settle on a straight-up historical story. If you have written anything that requires research, then it was probably assigned to you by a teacher like me. You know how grueling that was. I didn’t have time for that this week, but I have made a pl...

A Veteran’s Wreath is a sign of honor and respect for all the men and women who have served the United States of America in military service. This year on December 14, all across America, volunteers will respectfully lay Christmas wreaths on the graves of veterans. The...

The Historical Society met on Saturday with about 10 members present. We had a very productive meeting. We continue to work and plan for the Wreaths Across America project for December. In conjunction with the American Legion, the Auxiliary and the Mary and Martha C-Gr...

On December 14, 2019, a coalition of Dade County organizations hopes to place wreaths on each Dade County veteran’s grave in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. As stated in a previous article, to accomplish our goal we need to identify Dade veterans buried there, obtai...

First, thanks to all who participated either in preparing or presenting and also to the 85 or so folks who attended the Dade Historical Society's Cave Symposium. The library was comfortably filled with lots of old friends who might never have seen each other in the lig...

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