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1. This is the largest city in Georgia, USA, and is also the capital. There's an old saying, "if you die before you get to Heaven you'll have to change planes in _________"?
2. This fascinating sight consists of a large granite outcropping that sits just outside of the Atlanta perimeter. It has a large carving on its face as well as numerous attractions and a great laser show on its face during the warmer months. Name this Southern icon.
3. There is a mountain in North Georgia called Fort Mountain which has prehistoric ruins on it.
4. Providence Canyon located in South Georgia is a state park enclosing a deep canyon sometimes called "The Little Grand Canyon." This canyon was caused by a river running through unstable land.
5. Plains, Georgia is the birthplace of which United States President?
6. This next stop is the site of a Civil War prison. It includes not only the site of the old prison and an active federal graveyard, but also a new museum dedicated to American Prisoners of War.
7. This next place in Georgia was once the exclusive playground of the rich and famous. They bought themselves an island and built their so-called cottages there to visit briefly during their busy social season. What is the name of this playground of the rich and famous?
8. Georgia had a gold rush several years before the more famous gold rush in California. This small mountain town was the center of the rush. You can tour the old courthouse where gold was minted into coins. There is also located adjacent to the town the North Georgia Military College. What is the name of this town that celebrates "Gold Rush Days" every fall?
9. When you enter into the center of this next village, you will think you took a wrong turn and wandered into a Bavarian village by mistake. You can have a cold one at the Brauhouse, or have a really cold time riding down the beginnings of the Chattahoochee River on an inner tube. Where are we?
10. The late Karl Wallenda of the circus family Wallendas once walked a tightrope over a canyon in North Georgia. Even though the new route of highway 441 bypasses this point you can veer off 441 and see the spot where he walked over the gorge. What is the name of this gorge?
11. This beautiful college setting was once disturbed by a dam break causing a massive flood to enter the area downstream. Several homes as well as part of the college was washed away, causing a great loss of life and property. Then First Lady, Rosalyn Carter, visited the area as a member of the Red Cross. What is the name of this beautiful falls.
12. Walt Kelly's "Pogo" made his home in this next piece of Georgia real estate. The Indian name means "Land where the earth quakes". It straddles the Georgia-Florida border. What is this place where the water is the color of iced tea or cola?
13. New Echota was the first Cherokee Capital in the United States. True or false?
14. This was once the capital of Georgia. It has several old homes and an old college that trained teachers during the Civil War. After the war, the college remained a Teachers' College but now is a multi-purpose college called Middle Georgia. This was also the site of the first state mental institution and has a branch of the Penal System. What is the name of this middle Georgia town?
15. My hometown is in a suburb of Atlanta. You might have seen my town if you are a movie or television fan. The "Dukes of Hazzard" began filming here and the first few shows was actually filmed here. The movie "Gator" with Burt Reynolds featured a plane that landed on a city street. As of late, "In The Heat of The Night" with the late Carroll O'Connor was filmed here for seven years. If you look real closely you can see the name of our town during the ending credits. What is the name of this town?
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