06 Jun Facts About Georgia
Georgia is a state known for its Southern Belles, pecans, and of course peaches. While this state is known as the peach state, South Carolina actually produces more peaches and Georgia produces more blueberries. For those that want to experience real Southern charm, this is the perfect State.
For those that are into sports, there is course the college football team, the Bulldogs, and the major league baseball team, The Atlanta Braves. The Braves have been a professional franchise since 1966 and while it’s had its ups and downs it did win the World Series in 1995. Then the very next year Atlanta hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Atlanta is the capital city and it is known as the ‘Little Apple’, or the ‘New York Of The South’. While it is often referred to as those, it is quite different from New York City. It has the busiest airport in the country and is often called ‘ATL’ by the locals.
The state is heavily forested and this has allowed it to be one of the leading states in the nation for pulpwood and lumber. This state is a leader in making paper and supplying electricity made from the biomass of pulpwood. As recently as 2013, it was in the top 3 States that produce electricity from pulpwood.
A number of well-known people are from the area such as Martin Luther King Jr who was born in Atlanta. And while the state is known for its strong ties to the Confederacy, it also played a major role in The Equal Rights Movement. Another of the famous people is Sugar Ray Robinson who was considered one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in history. And Jimmy Carter was the 39th president of the United States.
In 2005 the Georgia Aquarium opened and is currently the biggest in the western hemisphere. It contains 10 million gallons of saltwater and thousands of species of sea life. It takes up 13 acres of space.
For those into hip-hop, the capital city often sets new trends in this style of music. Ludacris, Jeezy, 2 Chainz and others are among those who have become stars here. Atlanta has been well known for its progressive nature from its earliest days.
For those who want a taste of history or to sit on the same bench as Forest Gump when he said “life is like a box of chocolates’, then you will want to visit Savanah, Ga. The past and the future are all available in this state. Come on down and give us a visit.