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In the 1742 Battle of Bloody Marsh on St. Simons Island, General Oglethorpe's soldiers defeated Spanish forces in what was the only Spanish invasion of Georgia during the War of Jenkins' Ear. The battle earned its name from its location rather than from the number of casualties, which were minimal.
September 23, 2013
Have you ever heard the phrase out on your ear? If you do, it means that you are being kicked out of a place or situation. For example, your soccer coach might say, “You’ll be out on your ear if you don’t get to practice on time."Back in 1731 British naval captain Robert Jenkins would gladly have been out on his ear—except he didn’t have one! An angry Spanish privateer cut off Jenkins’s ear as... Full Post
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King George II of England signed the charter creating the colony of Georgia on April 21, 1732. Originally administered by a board of trustees, the colony later came under the direct governance of the king, from 1752 until his death in 1760, when his grandson George III assumed the throne.
September 16, 2013
The recent birth of Prince George of Cambridge, the future king of England, created excitement around the world. But did you know that one of the prince's very distant ancestors, King George II, gave our state its name? The newly created Georgia colony was governed for its first twenty years by a Board of Trustees, which disbanded in 1752. The colony was then ruled by a provincial council until... Full Post
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This oil painting by William Verelst shows the founders of Georgia, the Georgia Trustees, and a delegation of Georgia Indians in July 1734. One year later the Trustees persuaded the British government to support a ban on slavery in Georgia.
September 3, 2013
Ever hear of a “trust fall”? This is a trust-building exercise for groups in which you allow yourself to fall backward, relying on your teammates to catch you. Trust can be a scary thing, and this was certainly the case for the fledgling colony of Georgia. For its first two decades, 1732–52, Georgia was governed by a Board of Trustees created by the British Parliament. The Trustees established... Full Post
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