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America's First Gold Rush

Gold was discovered in the 1830's in a small Georgia town named Dahlonega, meaning "Gold" in Cherokee. Before long, tens of thousands of prospectors moved in and sent the Cherokees to Oklahoma. But only a few people got rich, and once gold was struck in the West, Dahlonega was forgotten. Now this little town is a nice getaway from Atlanta, only a two-hour drive away. The main square has many interesting shops, a gold mine museum, several jewelers, and even a fudge store.

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  • Pros:Historic location, close to major mountain parks
  • Cons:Can see everything in an afternoon
  • In a nutshell:Visit if you're interested in Georgia history
  • Last visit to Dahlonega: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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