Georgia national sites

Trip Start Jun 05, 2007
Trip End Jul 26, 2007

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I woke up at 7AM to try to pack in as much as possible.  I started by driving to Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.  I just drove around and viewed its nature.
Next I drove south to Atlanta and visited Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.  I toured Martin Luther King's home where he was born and lived.  The surrounding neighborhood was interesting because a poor section was on one side of the house and a richer section began on the other side so you could imagine how King had his views for equality for all.  After I visited the Fire Station #6 Museum and then stopped by King's tomb.

From Atlanta I drove south again and stopped at Ocmulgee National Monument near Macon, Georgia.  The site recognized 12,000 years of human habitation of hunters.  People of the Mississipiian Period built a large community here 1,000 years ago.  I visited some of the ancient earthern mounds.

Again I traveled south and stopped at Andersonville National Historic Site which was the largest Confederate military prison during the Civil War.  Over 45,000 Union soldiers had been imprisoned here and over 13,000 died here.  I visited the prison grounds.  The visitor center had an excellent museum on American POWs.

Finally I visited Jimmy Carter National Historic Site.  I visited Jimmy Carter's boyhood home and toured its inside.  I also drove by his current home in Plains, Georgia.

I then drove another four or five hours south until I reached Tampa, Florida.
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