Crazy Georgia Laws
- If an organization non registered as "non-profit" fails to register their raffle with the local sheriff, that group risks paying up to $10,00 in fines and spending five years in jaiil.
- All citizens in Acworth must own a rake.
- On Mondays, it is illegal for one to whistle vey loud after 11:00 PM.
- In Atlanta it is against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.
- Model airplanes may be flown so long as they stay on either private property or city property adjacent to the county morgue.
- Picnics are prohibited in graveyards.
- In Cobb County at Nickajack Elementary School, all peanut products are banned, even peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
- It is illegal for one to make a disturbing sound at a fair.
- In Columbus stink bombs are not allowed in the city limits.
- It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body which lies in a funeral home or in a coroners office.
A few facts about Georgia
State Capital, Stone Mountain Park, St Simons Island, Dahlonega - the site of America's first gold rush, Martin Luther King Jr. Center, Chattahoochee National Forest, Battlefield Park, Underground Atlanta, Okefenokee Swamp, Jekyll Island, Six Flags over Georgia, adn the historic riverfront district in Savannah. There are many more attractions in Georgia that you will love.
" Wisdom, Justice and Moderation"
Georgia on My Mind
Peach State, Empire State of the South
Admission to Statehood
January 2, 1788 as the 4th state
Georgia Fun Facts
- Historic Saint Mary's Georgia is the second oldest city in the nation.
- At the Hawkinsville Civitan Club's Annual Shoot the Bull Barbecue Championship, people from all over Georgia and surrounding states flock to this small south Georgia town to enter their tasty barbecue concoctions in this famous cook-off. The funds raised from this event benefit the Civitan International Research Center and its work toward a cure for Down's syndrome and other developmental disabilities.
- Chickamuga National Park is the site of the bloodiest battle in American history.
- The only county in Georgia named after a woman is Hart county,
named for Nancy Hart, a patriot and warrior in the fight against the
British during the Revolutionary War.
- In Gainesville, the Chicken Capital of the World it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.
- The world's largest sculpture is located on the face of Stone
Mountain. The figures of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and
Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee are depicted as well as
Lee's horse, Traveler.
- In 1828 Auraria, near the city of Dahlongea, was the site of the first Gold Rush in America.
- Georgia is home to the invention of the Cherokee written alphabet.
Black-eyed Pea Salsa
2 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, drained
1 (15 ounce) can white shoe peg corn, drained
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 (14.5 oz) ounce can petite diced tomatoes, drained
1/4 cup chopped green olives
1 clove chopped garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 to 1 cup Zesty Italian Dressing
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate for several hours. It is usually it's most flavorful when made at least 8 hours before serving.
I usually use the petite diced tomatoes that include the green peppers and onions. For a salsa with a bite use the petite diced tomatoes with jalapenos in it.
Serve with corn chips or tortilla chips. This salsa is also delicious with pretzels.
Makes 20 servings.
I included this recipe in this hub so you could try a bonified Georgia recipe. It's one of those recipes that are delicious as come from the heart of Georgia.
- BBQ Rub: Georgia Clay
This is an awesome recipe for pulled pork that uses Georgia Clay BBQ rub. Recipe for BBQ rub, cooking instructions, and lots of photos included!
- The First Georgians : Ancient Hunters And Projectile...
Article and photos about the earliest inhabitants of what is now the state of Georgia. Arrowheads and other projectile points and artifacts left behind are featured.
- Ocmulgee National Monument : Museum And Artifacts At...
The museum on the grounds of the Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon Georgia contains many artifacts from the Mississippian era of mound builders.
- The Wild Okefenokee : A True Murder Tale Of The Grea...
A true tale of murder in the vast, and mysterious, Okefenokee Swamp located in southeastern Georgia. Its harsh environment invited not only hardy settlers, but those seeking asylum from the law.
- Georgia's Historic Southern Plantations : Butler Isl...
Photos and history of one of Pierce Butlers Georgia plantations near Darien. Fanny Kemble, famous British actress who married Butler's grandson and namesake, lived here a short time.
- Real Georgia Ghost Stories: The Surrency Ghosts
One of the most frightening Georgia ghost stories is a true ghost story, and it is one that scared me even more than the famous Bell Witch haunting. This real Georgia ghost story is called the Surrency Ghosts. The ghost story gets its title from its