Georgia on My Mind: True Tales from Around the State (Georgia on My Mind - True Tales from Around the State Book 1)
Author: Lisa Cooper
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: History Is Elementary LLC
Release Date: December 02, 2018
When you pick up a Georgia history book you expect to see certain stories such as how General James Oglethorpe founded the colony of Georgia naming it for the king of Great Britain, how Eli Whitney built his cotton gin at the Mulberry Grove plantation belonging to the widow of American Revolutionary hero, General Nathanael Greene, or how much of the state suffered during the Civil War at the hands of Major General William Tecumseh Sherman during his March to the Sea.
You won’t find any of those stories or other “expected” tales in this book.
Lisa Land Cooper, an expert history researcher, author, and newspaper columnist has unearthed thirty true tales from the state’s history that went viral in their day but are long forgotten or only told occasionally in the areas where they occurred.
In this book you will find tales involving: a moonshiner who ruled his own kingdom with fear and intimidation two battles – one involving breakfast while another involved a jail how one Georgia county lost dozens of young men in a single day during World War I how a cannonball fired at Ft. Sumter in April 1861 wound up at one county’s courthouse square how one Georgia man continually escaped from the state’s jails and prisons from the time he was 18 until he was in his sixties how a Comanche Indian maiden took her last breath in a teepee at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park
Other stories include boll weevils, a popular medicine in its day known as a female regulator, a poltergeist, and a ‘possum hunt for a U.S president.