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A Family Trip for History and Fun

Dahlonega is a great Georgia destination for a casual weekend trip. It is a quaint little town with historical buildings still in places and being used as shops or restaurants. The oldest courthouse...

August 1, 2012

Making Dalonega Famous: Madeleine Kiker Anthony

Moving to Dahlonega after being married, Madeleine Kiker Anthony started the Dahlonega Chamber of Commerce and promoted the town's history of gold mining to the Georgia Board of Tourism. Her...

December 30, 2010

How Much Money Is a Gold Coin Worth?

West Georgia College professor Dr. Carol Scott and North Georgia College professor Dr. Ray Rensi discuss how colonial settlers had little need for money as currency was required only when goods were...

July 26, 2008

The Golden Hills of Dahlonega

Frank Moon, a fifth generation gold prospector, local Dahlonega bookstore owner Bill Kinsland, and Dr. Ray Rensi at Dahlonega’s North Georgia College describe how news of the discovery of gold...

July 22, 2008