Athens

The Little Town that Couldn’t, but Did Anyway The people of Athens, Georgia are invariably divided as to exactly what it was that put their town on the map. Some say it was The University of Georgia, the state’s flagship institution of higher learning and the first land-grant university in the nation, founded as the smoke of the American Revolution was still clearing. Some say it was football, as the University’s team, the Bulldogs, has spawned some of the sport’s brightest lights and fans whose devotion and enthusiasm run at a level usually reserved for pagan deities. And then there…

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The Georgia Music Hall of Fame Exhibit at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

The Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was home to a Georgia Music Hall of Fame exhibit through April, 2005. Located in Concourse T of the Delta Terminal, the exhibit stretched over 300 feet. Like the state museum in Macon, the exhibit included performance outfits, photos, instruments and various career memorabilia of Georgia’s most cherished artists. Many of the artifacts were never-before-seen materials from the museum’s archives, as well as  acquisitions from some of the featured artists. Some of the artists featured include Lena Horne, Otis Redding, Dr.Thomas Andrew Dorsey, Gladys Knight and the Pips, “Little Richard,” James Brown, Allman Brothers Band, the…

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