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Referred to as “The Hostess City of the South,” Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia and has a long and colorful history that attracts millions of visitors each year. From cobblestone streets and public parks to some of the most unique Antebellum architecture of the South, Savannah is an old beauty that has aged with grace.
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Established in 1733 when General James Oglethorpe and 120 fellow passengers on the ship Anne landed on a bluff along the Savannah River, Oglethorpe named the 13th and final American colony Georgia after England’s King George II.
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Savannah became the first city of this new land.
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Upon Oglethorpe’s foresight, the city of Savannah was laid out in a series of grids allowing for wide streets and public squares.
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Considered America’s first planned city, Savannah had 24 original squares with 22 still in existence today.
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A few decades after the founding of Savannah, it proved a strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War.
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In 1778, the British took Savannah and held it until 1782. Eventually, a land-sea force of French and American troops reclaimed the city’s independence. After this turbulent time, Savannah saw a long period of agricultural flourish.
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With rich soil and a favorable climate, Savannah and its surrounding land became home to cotton and rice fields as plantations and slavery became highly profitable systems.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:23 am
the invention of the cotton gin on a nearby plantation meant that the city rivaled Charleston as a commercial port.
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In 1796 and 1820, Savannah suffered from two devastating fires that each left half of the city in ashes.
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The year 1820 also saw an outbreak of yellow fever that killed nearly a tenth of the population. But, like any strong Southern city, Savannah survived and rebuilt itself.
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During the Civil War, Savannah suffered from sea blockades so fierce that its economy crumbled.
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Saved from the fires set by Union soldiers throughout the Southeast, the city was offered by Union General William Sherman as a Christmas present to President Abraham Lincoln.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:24 am
It’s been said that Savannah was spared from fire because General Sherman was so impressed by its beauty that he couldn’t destroy it.
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Georgia is pivotal in the early stages of prohibition as it’s founding father, General James Oglethorpe was among the first to push for a ban on alcohol.
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Oglethorpe started a petition to King George II for a decree banning the creation and sale/distribution of alcoholic beverages. Today, Savannah is home to the country’s only prohibition museum, chosen because of it’s integral role in this era of U.S. history.
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In 1733, General James Oglethorpe, and 114 men women and children aboard the two hundred-ton galley ship “Anne” landed on a high bluff along the Savannah River called Yamacraw Bluff by the local Creek Indians.
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Let's be real: "made in the shade" takes on a whole new meaning in Savannah, with the famous ancient, Spanish moss-draped trees lining the gorgeous streets and squares throughout the city. For a walk through a Spanish-moss fairytale, head over to Wormsloe Plantation.
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Fast-forward to America’s mid-century era of the 1900s when Savannah experienced a renaissance of sorts.
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Chief Tomo-chi-chi, a tall, ageless Indian, and his wife Senauki were there to greet the settlers on their arrival.
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The city boasts some of the oldest houses in the country, dating as far back as the early-mid 1700s. You’ll notice some maintain their original brick structures, elegant wrought-iron railings and two sets of staircases. Back in the day, men and women had to walk up different steps because a man had to marry a woman if he saw her petticoats. #TBT

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In the 1950s, a group of women banded together to preserve historic structures set for demolition.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:25 am
The gentle and civilized Indians, with painted faces, sliced ears and tattooed skin, pledged their friendship and granted the colonists permission to settle on the bluff
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The city boasts some of the oldest houses in the country, dating as far back as the early-mid 1700s. You’ll notice some maintain their original brick structures, elegant wrought-iron railings and two sets of staircases. Back in the day, men and women had to walk up different steps because a man had to marry a woman if he saw her petticoats. #TBT
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