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Historical Attractions Near Helen, GA

Historical Attractions Near Helen, GA

Helen, Georgia is a small, Bavarian mountain town in North Georgia. While Helen does have fabulous wineries and shopping, the area is also home to some important historical sites. The city was founded in the late 1800s and was the home of the Nacoochee and Cherokee Native American tribes. Learn a little bit about North Georgia’s history with a trip to Helen and a visit to these historical...

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Explore The Historic Forts If St. Augustine

Explore The Historic Forts If St. Augustine

Founded in 1565, more than two-hundred years prior to the American Revolutionary War, St. Augustine, Florida is notable for being the oldest continuous non-native settlement in the U.S. For nearly 200 years (1565-1763) St. Augustine served as the capital city of Spanish Florida. They were regularly attacked by European explorers from England and France for dominion over the natural-resource rich...

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The History of Palmer, Alaska

The History of Palmer, Alaska

Palmer lies less than one hour northeast of Anchorage. The community was established in the breathtaking Matanuska Valley sandwiched between the Chugach Range and the Talkeetna Mountains. For centuries, the destination was home to the Ahtna Athabaskan and Dena’ina peoples. The hunter/gatherers regularly traded with other Native communities. The first group of Europeans arrived in 1741. The...

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