The 40-foot-tall “Monument of States” was built from stones from all 48 states at the time of its completion. The structure contains 1,500 rocks from all 50 states and 22 countries. A number of parties, including tourists, governors, a prime minister and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, also donated stones to the cause.
ATLANTA — There is so much to see along Georgia’s roadways. But, I’m not talking about the obvious attractions. Rather, these are the oddities that sometimes make travelers scratch their heads, not pull over to the side of the road. The Big Chicken, Marietta The Big Chicken, located along Cobb Parkway in southern Marietta, is a throwback to another time, one when roadside eateries meant something different, and owners did what they could to draw
CORNELIA, Ga. – For years, cotton was king throughout Georgia. But, by the 1920s, apples were becoming an important crop in parts of the state, including Cornelia. Because of the crop diversification, Habersham County skirted the devastating effects of the boll weevil’s destruction of the cotton crop. So, in 1925, Southern Railway donated to the city a monument dedicated to the fruit that helped save their community. The seven-foot-tall, 5,200-pound apple statue was molded in