Following World War II, Georgia entered a period of great transition, with populations moving from rural to urban landscapes, the economy modernizing and diversifying, and political influence shifting from traditional centers of influence.
Before the Braves professional baseball team moved from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966, the minor league Atlanta Crackers were the talk of the South. Crackers radio announcer Hank Morgan explains the allure of the baseball park during the time period. Former players explain what playing for the team meant for them and for the city.
Sue Ellen Mears, with the DeKalb Historical Society, comments on Atlanta's change from rural to urban through the lens of Bill Suits, owner of A to Z Salvage in Decatur, who wished to bring Rufus, his 7 month-old, 50 pound potbellied pig to work.
During the 1950s, Georgia was in many ways a study of contrasts. Much of the state retained its rural character, with people leading lives that had strong links to earlier decades. At the same time, Atlanta was beginning its great growth, with the first segments of the interstate system being constructed, television sets being installed in many homes, and the first major shopping center being built.
Georgia’s geography is varied and expansive, encompassing rolling mountains and valleys in the north to sweeping plains, beaches, and swamps in the south. The state’s unique physical characteristics are highlighted in the geologic record and in the diversity of landforms...
This interactive, 3D virtual tour of the Georgia Governor's Mansion will allow you to explore the rooms in the mansion and learn about the historic collection of artifacts.
Overview: Measuring how many goods and services a country produces is a massive undertaking. This lesson will help you understand how it is done and why it is never perfect.