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Currahee Military Museum - Toccoa, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 34.706 W 083° 19.891
17S E 286138 N 3828764
Quick Description: The Currahee Military Museum is located in the Toccoa Amtrak Station, on North Alexander Street, in the heart of downtown Toccoa, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/20/2010 1:47:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM9A57
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
The Currahee Military Museum is located in the Toccoa Amtrak Station, on North Alexander Street, in the heart of downtown Toccoa, GA.

At The Currahee Military Museum is a 6000 sq. feet museum. Called Currahee Military Museum after the WWII training camp located at Currahese Mountain five miles from town.

The museum focus on the Paratrooper Infantry Regiments that trained at Camp Toccoa in the early 1940's. Over 17,000 men trained at the camp which included the 506th, 501st 511th, 511th, 517th and 295th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company.

Source: Stephens County Currahee Military Museum

The word Currahee appears to be derived from the Cherokee language and means "stand alone." The Currahee mountain is a part of the Georgia Piedmont or "foothill" province, Currahee Mountain rises abruptly about 800 vertical feet. Camp Toccoa was located near Currahee mountain where the men of the 506th, 501st 511th, 511th, 517th Paratrooper Infantry Regiments and 295th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company trained during WW II. The men were expected to run the 3 miles up the mountain and back to camp each day. The book "Band of Brothers" by Stephen E. Ambrose and the movie by the same name recounts the story of E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne that trained here.

Source: Wikipedia - Currahee Mountain

Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 4:00
Sunday 1:00 – 4:00

Admission $8.00

Reference/More information
Camp Taccoa 1942-1945
The Col. Robert Sink Memorial Trail
Wikipedia - Robert Sink
Wikipedia - Band of Brothers (TV miniseries)
Opening hours: See detailed description.

Open all year: Yes

Related web-page: [Web Link]

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