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Italians in Georgia's Genesis Historical Marker - Savannah, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 32° 04.765 W 081° 05.341
17S E 491599 N 3549241
Quick Description: This historical marker is located in Reynolds Square in Savannah, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2008 1:57:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM3Y3R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 20

Long Description:
The marker reads:
"Italians in Georgia's Genesis

When James Oglethorpe left England to begin the new colony of Georgia, in 1732, one of the passengers was Paul Amatis, an Italian artisan, skilled in producing silk. He was later placed in charge of Trustees Garden. Later, more Italian families came to pursue the task of producing silk. Joseph Ottolenghe is responsible for erecting a public filature in Savannah, on what is now Reynolds Square. It was at this filature that a one time record number of 15,212 pounds of cocoons was delivered for processing into raw silk. High hopes for success in this undertaking is exemplified on one side of the original Georgia Seal which depicts a mulberry leaf, a silkworm, and a cocoon, with the encircled words: "Non sibi sed aliis" : "Not for ourselves but for others."
Type of Marker: Park

Marker #: No number

Date: None

Sponsor: Not listed but it was the Savannah Italian Club

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