PHOTO: Headgates of the Augusta Canal in Columbia County, Georgia

Headgates of the Augusta Canal in Columbia County, Georgia

Built in 1845 to facilitate shipping between the Piedmont plateau and the city of Augusta, Georgia, the Headgates of the Augusta Canal were the starting point for a seven-mile waterway that bypassed rapids on the Savannah River. Lured by the cheap power, water, and transportation provided by the canal, textile mills and factories began building … Read more

VIDEO: Centennial Olympic Park Fountain in Atlanta, Georgia

Centennial Olympic Park Fountain show in Atlanta Georgia

  The Centennial Olympic Park fountain in downtown Atlanta, Georgia was constructed in preparation for the 1996 Summer Olympics. At its centerpiece are five Olympic circles embedded in the pavement, from which waters spout in syncopation with songs such as Chariots of Fire and Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon. The Olympics are long … Read more

The World’s Largest High-Relief Sculpture, Was Nearly One of the World’s Greatest Boondoggles

Confederate Memorial Carving on the face of Stone Mountain is largest high-relief sculpture in the world

My first glimpse of the monumental sculpture carved into the massive granite dome known as Stone Mountain was slightly disappointing. From the viewing platform the three sculpted figures of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and Lt. General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson were dwarfed by the sheer immensity of the naked rock that thrusts … Read more