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In each newsletter, we ask a question about local history.
Historical Question # 38
What local aurthor penned the children's book, What Was That?
The 38th question appeared in the September 2019 newsletter. Be sure to check the November 2019 Newsletter for the answer!
Historical Question # 37
What 19th century Georgia governor, a relative of the Carters at Carter's Quarter, has a little daughter buried in the Carter Family Cemetery on Old U.S. 411?
The 37th question appeared in the July 2019 newsletter. Be sure to check the September 2019 Newsletter for the answer!
Answer: Governor Alfred Holt Colquitt's daughter died while visiting the Carters home in 1867.
Historical Question # 36
What Mormon missionary was murdered in Whitfield County?
Answer: Joseph Standing (1854-1879) He was murdered by a mob of 12 men. Read more about him in the New Georgia Encyclopedia online. A marker dedicated to his memory is on Standing Road in Cohutta.
The 36th question appeared in the May 2019 newsletter
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