This Was His Georgia GHM 072-7 Harris CO.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
N 32° 50.407 W 084° 44.708
16S E 711041 N 3635815
Quick Description: This Was His Georgia State Historical Marker Located at Dowdell's Knob off Ga. 190 near the Meriwether County line
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2008 5:16:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM3VNT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 63

Long Description:

THIS WAS HIS GEORGIA

Franklin D. Roosevelt was a frequent visitor (41 trips)
to Warm Springs from 1924-1945. Dowdell's Knob was one
of his favorite spots for both quiet contemplation
and picnics. F.D.R. visited this spot overlooking
Pine Mountain Valley as a private citizen, as governor of New York
and as 32nd president of the U.S.

He wanted more people to visit the area and urged the building
of the scenic highway across Pine Mt. and the construction
of the spur here (1937).

President Roosevelt had the grill built to help him enjoy picnics
in his more formal style. He preferred linen-draped tables
with hot dishes served from silver. In place of a blanket
he preferred to sit on a chair or on an automobile seat
placed on the ground.

F.D.R. came here to contemplate the upcoming founding of the
United Nations and the Americans dying on Okinawa and in
Germany during his final trip to Warm Springs, April, 1945.

072-7 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1984

The statue shows FDR's leg braces on the outside of his pants. This
was the only area he felt comfortable wearing them this way.
Everywhere else he had them inside his pants, or covered with a
blanket so the public would not see the braces.
The grill was filled with concrete to preserve it for the future.

Type of Marker: Park

Marker #: 072-7

Date: 1984

Sponsor: Not listed

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