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In each newsletter, we ask a question about local history.
Historical Question # 40
What 1968 Dalton High graduate moved to New York where he has written plays & TV soap opera scripts?
The 40th question appeared in the January 2020 newsletter. Be sure to check the March 2020 Newsletter for the answer!
Historical Question # 39
What extremely well-known mayor of Atlanta was an investor in Murray County's Talc Industry? One of Zoo Atlanta's most famous residents was his namesake!
The Answer: William B. Hartsfield (Willie B was named for him.)
The 39th question appeared in the November 2019 newsletter. Be sure to check the January 2020 Newsletter for the answer!
Historical Question # 38
What local aurthor penned the children's book, What Was That?
The answer: Virginia "Geda" Bradley Mathews wrote the story as well as many poems and plays for young people.
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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