The Savannah Walking Tour & Guidebook by Paul C. Bland
Publisher: Coastal Books & Souvenirs
The Essential Guide to Historic Savannah including 4 Unique Walking Tours. Four carefully designed tours will guide you on a wonderful journey through Savannah. Historic photos, drawings and maps allow you to step back in time while experiencing her beauty today. The tours span her history from the earliest days as a British Colony to the modern day setting of books and movies.Not into walking? No problem. With the handy alphabetical index, this book doubles as a guidebook that provides information and historical insights for most destinations in the Historic District.
Savannah, 1733 to 2000 (Images of America: Georgia) by Susan E. Dick
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Covering just less than two-and-a-half square miles, Savannah's Historic District is a steadfast remnant of the Old South-even in times marked by fast-paced technology and bustling growth. The city air is still sweetened by the scent of tea olives and jasmine, her streets are still lined with the rich palettes of azaleas and camellias, and her people are generous and welcoming. Savannah has enchanted residents and visitors alike for more than two-and-a-half centuries with a rich architectural heritage and a remarkable natural beauty. Founded on February 12, 1733, by Gen. James E. Oglethorpe, Savannah has played an active role on the American stage, in times of war and hardship, as well as in times of peace and prosperity. The city's location at the mouth of the Savannah River created one of the largest seaports on the east coast, and her history is as colorful and varied as the numerous industries that made their way to her banks. Within these pages readers will visit Savannah's signature squares and parks, including Forsyth Park and Colonial Park Cemetery, as well as buildings long since vanished from the city's landscape, such as the old DeSoto Hotel and the City Market. Also showcased are some of Savannah's private homes and public buildings, such as the Telfair Museum of Art, the Chatham County Courthouses, and Christ Church, and such memorable events as the fire of 1889.
Savannah has repeatedly stood on the edge of ruin, brought to its knees by bloody battles, mysterious pestilence, fire, unforgiving weather and the drums of war. Men and women whose names echo in history once walked its streets. Countless other faces are seemingly forgotten, names that history held in looser grip--like Mary Musgrove, the colonial translator and entrepreneur, or Dr. Samuel Nunes, shipwrecked by chance on Savannah's coastal shores just in time to curb a deadly epidemic and save Savannah's first settlers. And then there's John Geary, the larger-than-life Union general who beat Sherman's march south to the sea. Join authors Brenna and T.C. Michaels as they explore Savannah's long, wide and very often hidden history.
Rebels, Saints, and Sinners: Savannah’s Rich History and Colorful Personalities by Timothy Daiss
Since its founding in 1733 by James Oglethorpe, the city of Savannah has experienced many triumphs and disasters. Its citizens have endured hurricanes, fires, and epidemics, and they have dealt successfully with social injustice and political corruption. Savannahians have also experienced both sides of war-winning as colonial rebels in the American Revolution and losing as Confederate patriots in the Civil War-and they have welcomed many heroes and stars to their city such as George Washington, Elvis Presley, and Shoeless Joe Jackson. In Rebels, Saints, and Sinners, Timothy Daiss tells the story of Savannah through captivating anecdotes about the city's past-a past full of intriguing characters and astonishing twists of fate. This book offers a wealth of detailed historical research presented in easily accessible prose, and it is a must-read for history buffs, travelers, educators, and anyone else interested in America's greatest cities.
Welcome to Savannah, Georgia! You have chosen the best way to view one of the most beautiful cities in the country. These easy-to-follow maps and accompanying guide will take you around the city in two walking tours approximately one hour and one and a half hours in length. Walk Number One takes you to the south side of the Historic District and some of the city's most beautiful squares, including Johnson Square, the first square laid out by General James Oglethorpe. Walk Number Two heads north to historic River Street and the City Market. Go back through history and time by visiting landmarks like the Cotton Exchange Building and the magnificent homes. Just follow the numbers on the map. This tour guidebook is perfect for residents and tourists wanting to brush up on Savannah's history, but don't have a lot of time.
Georgia Discovered: Exploring the Best of the Peach State by Chris Greer
Publisher: Globe Pequot
From the mountains to the coast, city streets to expansive farmland, modern skyscrapers to charming antebellum homes, author and photographer Chris Greer has explored the vibrant state of Georgia to bring you the very best locations. The book includes a tremendous variety of destinations and activities for even the most discerning traveler, including craft breweries, lush vineyards, secluded hiking trails, and historical icons. No matter what you're interested in, visitors and residents alike will find plenty to love in this book. Greer's decades of experience as a photographer are on display from the beginning, with fine art photography featured throughout. You may never look at another travel book the same way.
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