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Introduction with Resources

Georgia

ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Georgia's history is full of twists and surprises. For instance, it joined the United States twice - once at the birth of the nation, and then again in 1870. The first real gold rush in the USA took place in Georgia in 1928. And Georgia's past and present live in the state capital - Atlanta.

Atlanta lies in the north central part of the state on the Chattahoochee River. The city has long been focused around Peachtree Street. And while there are abundant historical sights - Atlanta is unquestionably the focus of the New South, with innovative architecture and businesses scattered throughout.

In the summer of 1996, Atlanta held the 100th modern Olympic Games. As with any Olympic Host City, many wonderful new structures and areas to enjoy were built and are continue to be attractions for visitors.

When you and your family visit Atlanta, don't forget to check out the natural beauty and historical sites of north Georgia. Go up to Lake Lanier or down to Pine Mountain for starters. Utilize the contacts below, and see if any of the other files in this section open up special places and activities just for your family.

GEORGIA TOURIST DIVISION

285 Peachtree Center Avenue, NE Marquis Two Tower, Suite 1000

Atlanta, GA 30303-1230

(800) VISITGA (1-800-847-4842)

(404) 656-3590

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Communications Office

205 Butler Street, SE, Suite 1258

Atlanta, Georgia 30334

(404) 656-3530

WILDLIFE RESOURCES

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

2070 US Highway 278 SE

Social Circle, Georgia 30025

(706) 557-3024

(706) 557-3022

U.S. FOREST SERVICE

1720 Peachtree Road, NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30367

(404) 248-9142

(800) 283-CAMP

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