U-Haul #122: Georgia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 33° 45.720 W 084° 25.320
16S E 738765 N 3738753
Quick Description: The beautiful and rare plumleaf azalea can be found in the "Little Grand Canyon" of Georgia.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/14/2009 8:16:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM6KAK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 109

Long Description:
From Wikipedia:

Georgia is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution. It was the last of the Thirteen Colonies to be established, in 1733. It was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788. It declared its secession from the Union on January 21, 1861 and was one of the original seven Confederate states. It was the last state to be restored to the Union, on July 15, 1870. Georgia is the ninth-largest state in the nation by population, with an estimated 9,685,744 residents as of July 1, 2008. From 2007 to 2008, Georgia had 14 counties among the nation's 100 fastest-growing counties, second only to Texas. Georgia is also known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta is the capital, and the most populous city.

Georgia is bordered on the south by Florida; on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina; on the west by Alabama and by Florida in the extreme southwest; and on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina. The northern part of the state is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a mountain range in the vast mountain system of the Appalachians. The central piedmont extends from the foothills to the fall line, where the rivers cascade down in elevation to the continental coastal plain of the southern part of the state. The highest point in Georgia is Brasstown Bald, 4,784 feet (1,458 m); the lowest point is sea level.

With an area of 59,424 square miles (153,909 km²), Georgia is ranked 24th in size among the 50 U.S. states. Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River in terms of land area, although it is the fourth largest (after Michigan, Florida, and Wisconsin) in total area, a term which includes expanses of water claimed as state territory.

The U-Haul graphic for Georgia is titled Discover the Wonders of the "Little Grand Canyon" Lumpkin. The text of the Georgia U-Haul Graphic reads as follows and is posted on the U-Haul website:

Did you know? A dramatic canyon in western Georgia is amazingly only 150 years old! What events help carve it? What rare flower can be found in its depths?

The U-Haul website also provides the following information:

From Little Ditch to Large Canyon?

Less than 150 years ago, the dramatic, 150-foot-deep canyon located in Lumpkin, Georgia, known to many as Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon" and formally known as Providence Canyon State Conservation Park, was amazingly only a groove that was three to five feet deep. Is a change of this magnitude possible? Was this rare canyon a true marvel in the making?

Those who grew up in Lumpkin in the 1940s can barely remember having to step over ditches that were only three feet deep, as they walked to the town of Lumpkin and other areas of Stewart County. These rare canyons in western Georgia are surprisingly only 150 years old, and are now referred to as Georgia's "Little grand Canyon." Today, Providence Canyon is a 1,110-acre park consisting of 16 beautiful canyons, some of which are a mile long and 300 feet across. What caused such a dramatic change from grooves to rolling hills to rugged canyons? How was this possible, and what events helped carve these magnificent canyons? Come along with us and experience the mysterious beauty, discover the wonders and find out what rare flower can be found in the depths of Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon."

The rare flower pictured on the U-Haul graphic is the plumleaf azalea (Rhododendron prunifolium), which blooms in the canyon in late July.

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Modern, Classic or Trailer: Modern

Coordinates of Featured Scene: N 43° 31.079 W 096° 46.348

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