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Held in Trust

Georgia's history is diverse and rich with stories of triumph and tragedy. From Native American burial mounds to plantations to civil war fortifications, physical remnants of this past have been left behind in the form of buildings and structures. Many of these locations are preserved and open to the public.

On this episode, we'll trace Georgia's history through its historic sites and see how the staff at these locations work to make history come alive.

We join a torchlight tour of the Etowah Mounds near Cartersville, and find out about syrup making at the Jerrell Plantation. Finally, we'll see how archaeologists are continually digging up new elements of Georgia's history and feature the restoration of Hardman Farm, a historic dairy farm in Helen.

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Georgia State Historic Sites

The Georgia State Parks manages 18 Historic Sites located all over Georgia.

National Historic Sites

The National Park System maintains three National Historic Sites, three National Monuments and two National Military Parks in Georgia. All are dedicated to "conserving the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."/>