Our Flag is Still ThereGenealogy Tips by Jeannette Holland Austin
During the 1960s the children of mischief were burning our flags and stomping on them in the streets. Once again, mobs are exclaiming that they have the right of protest. And they do it by seizing television time that they did not pay for, where there is a full audience, such as an NFL event. In other words, while being paid to play a sport, they seize "our right, our time, our paid ticket" to express their opinion. This is America, folks, not Cuba or Russia. All should remember when George Washington and his troops crossed an icy Delaware river and fought an impossible battle. In fact, all of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, spent their fortunes to secure this country. "The Star-Spangled Banner" is the National Anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from the poem called Defence of Fort Henry, written on September 14, 1814, by an amateur poet, Francis Scott Key. Key had just witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor (Battle of Baltimore) during the War of 1812. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was recognized for official use by the United States Navy in 1889, and by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. It was declared the National Anthem by a congressional resolution dated March 3, 1931 (46 Stat. 1508, codified at 36 U.S.C. S301), which was signed by President Herbert Hoover.
Do you Believe the Movies?Genealogy Tips by Jeannette Holland Austin
There has to be a certain appreciation for those who came before us. From sunup to sundown, they labored on the farm. No, everyone did not have a mansion such as Scarlett O'Hara's Tara. The wealthiest of planters in Georgia did not have mansions, rather oridinary farm houses. The effort went into crops which would feed the family and the community and still be some to sell product left to sell at auction. From the beginning, with General Oglethorpe, the colony was an investment of intrepreneaurs wishing to establish a silk industry and when this failed, King George claimed the colony. Not until 1752, then, were land grants issued by the King to promote a waning agricultural economy which significently trailed that of Virginia and South Carolinans. The large mansions depicted in Gone with the Wind were few and far between. Pictured is an example of the home of a prosperous planter, Fitzgerald during antebellum days. Just an old farm house! The exaggeration in the movie leaves the impression of a glamourous wealthy South in one of the poorest farm states! Margaret Mitchell and her husband laughed and laughed when they saw Cecil B. de Mille's version of soldiers lying on the railroad track in Atlanta, saying there weren't that many soldiers in the entire state!
Radium Springs, a Georgia Natural Wonder
Radium Springs, located on the outskirts of Georgia, is a natural springs in Georgia and contains traces of radium.
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