16 February 2014

A View of Georgia's History in the Month of February

One of my favorite websites out there would have to be the New Georgia Encyclopedia. An veritable treasure trove of information, they do such a great job with content and featured articles.

One feature of their page is doing a cumilative history of each month. Going back to 1733, quite a bit has happened of importance during the month of February. Here are some highlights:
  • 1733: James Oglelthorpe founded the Georgia colony
  • 1777: Georgia's first constitution and her first eight counties are created
  • 1825: The Creek Indians sign the Treaty of Indian Springs
  • 1883: The Atlanta Journal is launched
  • 1964: The Milwaukee Braves officially become the Atlanta Braves