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An illustration of Andersonville prison bears the caption,
October 21, 2016
New Georgia Encyclopedia editors continually update the resource in order to keep the encyclopedia's 2,200+ articles fresh and accurate. Here, they report on recent interesting changes.When we first published our Andersonville Prison article, we claimed that Henry Wirz, a Swiss-born physician who took command of the Confederate prison in late 1864, was "the only man executed for war crimes... Full Post
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The University of Georgia gymnastics team won its fifth national title in 1999. The Gym Dogs, coached by Suzanne Yoculan, won their first national title in 1987.
October 12, 2016
New Georgia Encyclopedia editors continually update the resource in order to keep the encyclopedia's 2,200+ articles fresh and accurate. Here, they report on recent interesting changes.In preparation for Hometown Teams, we reviewed all of the articles listed in our Sports and Recreation section to make sure they were as up to date as possible. This particular article, UGA Gymnastics, was first... Full Post
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Helen supports more than 150 shops, 30 factory outlets, about 40 restaurants, and nearly 1,200 hotel rooms. In recent years Helen has attracted as many as 1.5 million tourists a year.
September 29, 2016
New Georgia Encyclopedia editors continually update the resource in order to keep the encyclopedia's 2,200+ articles fresh and accurate. Here, they report on recent interesting changes.Helen started seriously attracting tourists in the late 1960s, when local businesspeople decided to transform the downtown to mimic a Bavarian village. By 1972 the half-timber framing, intricate roof lines,... Full Post
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Button Gwinnett served in Georgia's colonial legislature, in the Second Continental Congress, and as president of Georgia's Revolutionary Council of Safety. He was one of three Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence.
September 26, 2016
New Georgia Encyclopedia editors continually update the resource in order to keep the encyclopedia's 2,200+ articles fresh and accurate. Here, they report on recent interesting changes.Button Gwinnett, one of the three Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence, has kind of been in the air this year. The success of Hamilton on Broadway seems to have brought about renewed interest in the... Full Post
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Annie L. McPheeters, pictured circa 1940, was appointed assistant librarian at the Auburn Branch of the Carnegie Library of Atlanta in 1934. McPheeters was responsible for developing the library's core Negro History Collection, housed today at the Auburn Avenue Research Library.
September 20, 2016
Welcome back! As you can see, we're reopening this blog as "Inside NGE." Keep an eye on this space for an inside look at the process of writing new encyclopedia articles and maintaining our website's 2,200+ published entries on Georgia history and culture. Our articles are our publication's bread and butter, and we believe that an open discussion of the process of researching, writing,... Full Post
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Atlanta mayor Ivan Allen (right) swears in A. T. Walden as judge of the Atlanta Municipal Court on February 3, 1964. Walden, the first black judge appointed in Georgia following Reconstruction, served as president of Atlanta's NAACP branch from 1924 to 1936.
September 20, 2016
New Georgia Encyclopedia editors continually update the resource in order to keep the encyclopedia's 2,200+ articles fresh and accurate. Here, they report on recent interesting changes.A. T. Walden first rose to prominence as the primary lawyer behind the push to equalize pay for black Georgia teachers in the early 1940s. He was also a founder of the Atlanta Negro Voters League, the first black... Full Post
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