Baymont Inn and Suites Americus
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
- Continental Breakfast
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As my time in Columbus came to an end, I made a daylong excursion to the Civil War prison site at Andersonville, an hour to the east of Fort Benning. The prison site itself consisted of little more than an open field with scattered memorials and other prison key points such as Wirz's Headquarters and the famous Providence Spring, but the guided tour of the site was very informative ...
... and the husband of the other survived.
Interesting note: There were gangs of criminals within the camp who robbed from, terrorized, and murdered other prisoners. They were called The Raiders. Other prisoners organized and worked with guards to arrest and court martial them. Some were returned to the prison by being forced to “running the gauntlet” back in. Six were found guilty of capital crimes and hanged. ...
... the era, and purpose.
Next we go to the site of the Warm Spring that Roosevelt so enjoyed. It is on the site of a former tourist spa and hotel. The warm mineral laced water has been beneficial for centuries. FDR found the waters so stimulating that he tore down the old hotel, built a new one, and built pools for polio victims from the area and other areas to enjoy. The pools have not been used ...
... street lined with early 20th century 2- and 3-story buildings most of which are still in use by local merchants. There is a huge peanut collection facility on the edge of town and a sign directing passersby to the deer processing plant. Outside of town is a large produce facility which we suppose is for collecting and shipping produce. Streets are quiet without much traffic on a Sunday ...
... straggly line of scrub trees between the fields. Bradford pear trees are in full bloom around Macon, but are already turning green further south in Americus.
There is another indicator of spring. Part of our drive is on I-77. There are many, many RV’s of various types – motor homes, fifth wheels like us, travel trailers of all sizes – all traveling north. Some pull golf carts in trailers behind the motor home. Some ...