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Georgia

Interesting facts about Georgia

Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River. ...can be grown in Vidalia and 20 counties in Georgia. The greatest distance from north to south in Georgia is 315 miles. Georgia's capitol building has a gold dome; the gold was mined from Dahlonega, Georgia, the site of the first gold rush in North America.

Georgia is among the nation's top producers of peaches, pecans and peanuts.

Some of many famous Georgians include Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King, Jr., Ted Turner, creator of CNN; Andrew Young, first African-American ambassador to the United Nations; Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts in the U.S.; and Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With The Wind.

Natural wonders in Georgia include Providence Canyon, Okefenokee Swamp, Warm Springs, Tallulah Gorge, Amicalola Falls, Stone Mountain and Radium Springs.

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