Discover the seldom told stories of Coastal Georgia history.
Get Off the Interstate: A Guide to the Historical Markers of Coastal Georgia leads the reader along the highways, city streets, country roads, dirt paths and woodland trails discovering history hidden amidst the scenic landscape.
The book engulfs the six Coastal Georgia counties of Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, Liberty, Bryan and Chatham, transporting the reader from the days before Oglethorpe developed a fledgling colony, to the modern day traffic of metropolitan Savannah.
Get Off the Interstate appeals to those touring the area as well as those who enjoy reading about America's thirteenth colony and her vast history. Every available historical marker from Camden county in the south to Chatham county to the north is represented with stories detailing the little known facts and expanding the brief information provided on the markers themselves. From ghost stories to historical churches, humorous antidotes to famous duels, the stories reveal the characters of history as flesh and bone human beings.
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You pass them every day, in the cities where you live, on the drive home from work or school and at the parks you frequent. Large bronze historical markers depict the cultures and people who define our past and have influenced our future. Figures such as General James Edward Oglethorpe, Nathaniel and Katy Greene, John and William, John McIntosh Mohr, Casimer Pulaski and George Washington to name but a few. The strong bronze historical markers found on the shoulder of the roads, highways, byways and malls that you frequent daily mark these legacies. Get Off the Interstate, unlocks the secrets behind in their lives. Whom did they visit, what did they think and why was their influence so important? A walk through history from the days before Oglethorpe founded a fledgling colony to modern day. Get Off the Interstate appeals to those who are touring the area as well as those who are interested in the vast history of America's thirteenth colony. Each meticulously researched historical marker is represented with stories detailing the little known facts from ghost stories to folk tales and humorous antidotes to famous duels, bringing history to life revealing the human side of historical figures, places and events. Get Off the Interstate: A Guide to the Historical Markers of Coastal Georgia transports the reader along the highways, city streets, county roads, dirt paths and woodland trails of history hidden amidst the scenic landscape.
Valerie Evans Goddard introduces the reader to the history and wonders of her life long home. Get Off the Interstate is a work born of pride and patriotism for the historically rich coastal Georgia area. Valerie continues to make her home, along with her family, on the Georgia coast.