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    ware's folly

    by doug48 Written Oct 5, 2008

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    this interesting federal style home was built in 1818 for augusta mayor nicholas ware. it was called ware's folly because it cost $40,000 to build at the time. $40,000 was a huge amount of money in 1818. as a comparison 50 years later the large church of the most holy trinity cost $42,000 to build. today ware's folly is home to the gertrude herbert insitute of art. see the attached website for current exibitions.

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    st. paul's episcopal church

    by doug48 Updated Nov 9, 2011

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    st. paul's episcopal church was established in 1750 on the site of fort augusta. st. paul's is one of the oldest churches in georgia. the church you see today was built in 1918 after the great augusta fire of 1916. this beautiful georgian colonial style building was designed by henry wendell. next to the church is a cemetery dating back to colonial times.

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    confederate civil war memorial

    by doug48 Updated Nov 9, 2011

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    the augusta confederate civil war memorial is located on broad street downtown. this huge monument is one of the tallest in the south. the standing soldier on the top of the memorial is a likeness of berry greenwood bension who represents the average confederate soldier. the base of the memorial is flanked by statues of robert e. lee, thomas jackson, w.h.t. walker, and thomas r. r. cobb. a very unusual confederate memorial.

    confederate memorial general robert e. lee general thomas jackson general w. h. t. walker general thomas r. r. cobb
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    st. james methodist church

    by doug48 Written Oct 5, 2008

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    st. james methodist church was established in 1855. the beautiful brick church you see today was built in the 1870's. st. james is one of a number of beautiful and historic churches located in downtown augusta.

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    Augusta River Walk

    by Clyselia Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There is a paved walkway along the Savannah River near downtown Augusta. There is a railroad bridge over the river, a marina and marina shop, amphitheater overlooking the water and many benches for enjoying the beauty of the river.

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    Enjoy a walk on the Savannah River

    by 807Wheaton Updated Feb 9, 2006

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    There are several places on Reynolds Street where you can walk up to the Savannah River. This area has quite a few nice locally owned restaurants and gift shops, etc.
    The Riverwalk is nicely developed and has benches and play areas.

    8th Street walkway to the Savannah River Riverwalk, Augusta, Georgia Riverwalk, Augusta, Georgia

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    Augusta National--The Masters

    by dustmon Written Jun 7, 2010

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    I have only been once--(not really that great with crowds!) but it was really fun to go on one of the practice days before the Masters really begins. You can take your camera on these days only---rules are very strict for this event. There are areas you can wait to get autographs (I got a few!) and plenty of southern good food to buy---the pimiento cheese sandwiches are famously good! The shop is full of Masters clothing and other gifts to buy all with the Masters logo---very hard to get otherwise.
    The deadline for practice ticket applications for 2011 is July 15, 2010---send your name, address, email, phone and last 4 digits of your social to
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    PO Box 2047
    Augusta, Georgia 30903-2047

    Gary Player's last Masters
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    St. Paul's Cemetery - Grave of William Few

    by 807Wheaton Updated Oct 29, 2013

    William Few lived in the Columbia Co. Georgia area and was a signer of the U.S. Constitution and is buried here in St. Paul's Cemetery outside St. Paul's Church. Every September on Constitution Day the Augusta Chapter of the DAR holds a "Signing Ceremony" to recognize William Few and his contribution to U.S. History.

    Marker for Grave of William Few Ever beautiful grounds of St. Paul's Church
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    History of the Rail

    by DSwede Written Dec 10, 2013

    Augusta thrived in elegance for a long time as the last port for the steamers on the river. Even when South Carolina began the then-longest rail link in 1833 from the east side (Hamburg) of the river bank to Charleston, which as a commercial competitor, took much of the business away from Augusta's river steamers. Georgia chartered the Georgia Railroad at this time to improve the channels within the interior of Georgia. This rail served an ever growing network within Georgia, not only for transit of passengers and textiles, but also munitions during the Civil War since the Confederates had gunpowder production in Augusta.

    Augusta resisted building a bridge to connect the two lines, fearing economic shift from a distribution center to a mere side station. But eventually the lines were connected when Augusta feared the South Carolina Railroad would cross the river at some other location.

    If you walk around town, there are a few historical markers (along Broad St), that further explain the history of the rail as well as the long standing institution of the bank (added to the charter in 1835).

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    Self Guided Walking Tour

    by DSwede Updated Dec 10, 2013

    If you stop at the tourist information booths or at the lobby at any downtown hotel, they will have a pamphlet for a self guided walking tour of downtown historic area.

    It will take about 45 minutes if you simply walk straight, so add time for stops if you choose. The listed circuit is a loop, starting and stopping near the intersection of 12th St and Broad St.

    While you may not need the pamphlet to walk the downtown area, it does well to point out some more obscure points that you may not otherwise see. The route takes you past over a dozen key places. For example, you will pass the Riverwalk, the 6th St railroad bridge, St. Paul's Church, the Museum of History, Augusta Common, Lafayette Square, several of the historic buildings along Broad, James Brown Plaza, etc.

    The Old Rail Storerooms Oglethorpe in the Commons
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    Stained windows in Sacred Heart

    by 807Wheaton Written Aug 16, 2005

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    These window scenes are drawn from the life of Jesus and are happy ones. These windows were done by Mayer Company of Munich and New York.

    East Ambulatory in Sacred Heart

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    Apartment living in the Enterprise Mill

    by 807Wheaton Written Aug 16, 2005

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    This is another view of the Enterprise Mill apartments. Plenty of parking and beautiful landscaping will be found around this historic place.

    Apartments in Enterprise Mill

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    Go to a Green Jackets Baseball Game (MILB)

    by mistyeastham Written Jul 19, 2008

    Last night be went to a Green Jackets Baseball Game. It was Military Appreciation Night and my husband was in charge of the Flag Ceremony Soldiers at the begining of the game.

    Me with the Green Jacket's Mascot he Color Guard at the game and the Signal Choir Mascot on the dugout witht he color guard Green Jackets up to bat Kris enjoying a diet coke during the baseball game
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