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There's Gold in Those Hills!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

An hour north of Atlanta is the town of Dahlonega which can be translated as" hills of gold." This is the site of the first gold rush in the United States in the early 1800s, and it remains a charming small college town in north Georgia. My husband and I walked through the town and around the campus of North Georgia College, enjoying a lovely November day. I love the shops and the homes on the square.









The courthouse was built in the 1830s and now houses the gold museum.






Gold mined in Dahlonega covers the tower of the college administration building.







The day could not have been more perfect! It was sunny, cool and warm at the same time.



Tulip poplar leaves...













I was having so much fun, walking and taking picturess...I walked two and a half hours without even thinking about it. That is the longest I have been on my feet wthout a break since my accident! Woohoo :)





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JUNEPA 3/10/2012 11:32PM

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful walk

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MARITIMER3 11/20/2011 8:01PM

    Thank you for the beautiful pictures, Evelyn. It sounds as if you had a wonderful day, and I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving.


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1BEACHWALKER 11/20/2011 2:28AM

    emoticon 2 Hour walk in such a beautiful area! Look at those trees! Love those fall colors! That is interesing about the history of that town! I love History! Glad you had a nice visit and walk! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 11/19/2011 8:28PM

    Wow! Good job of walking! Love the pictures. Looks like a lovely town.

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AUSSIEJAN2 11/19/2011 7:40PM

    What a lovely place to walk.I need to go somewhere like that soon! We justplanted a Tulip Poplar this month. I'm looking forward to seeing it flower, and turn in the Fall. Thanks for sharing.

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CLAIREINPARIS 11/19/2011 5:25PM

    What a beautiful blog, Evelyn! I LOVED those red leaves, both on the trees and on the floor... And I was so happy to read you walked for such a long time! Wow, you must be very proud of yourself for all your efforts this year to recover after your accident! Bravo Evelyn!
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