Georgia Magazine - October 2009 - (Page 7)

House,Warm Springs Roosevelt’s Little White WILD ANIMAL SAFARI Mountain Wild Animal Safari, Pine DEVELOPMENT GA. DEPT. OF ECONOMIC AGRIRAMA Cockspur Island Lighthouse, Cockspur Island ture Water, history and adven ia lure visitors to South Georg BY PAMELA A. KEENE Agrirama,Tifton Pine Mountain Warm Springs Statesboro Savannah Tybee Island Darien Douglas Columbus Y ou’d run out of fingers and toes rattling off all the wonderful places to visit in the Southern water, hishalf of Georgia—land of Seminole, tory and adventure: Lake and the the Okefenokee Swamp home Atlantic Ocean, presidential Callaway sites, exotic animal parks, plus Gardens, outdoor adventures, galore! cultural events and festivals the Start your exploration on the state just north western side of of Columbus in Pine Mountain. cotton Transformed from former Mountain There’s the 500-acre Pine Gardens offers exotic ani- fields, Callaway the new Wild Animal Safari with more than 20,000 azaleas, in the Callaway mals from every continent $12 million Virginia Hand rhinos; B. Day world. Feed giraffes and Discovery Center, the Cecil as you Sibley Hortiview zebras and wildebeests Butterfly Center, John A. park where the aniVegetable drive across the cultural Center, Mr. Cason’s away, Callaway mals roam free. A few miles Garden and the Ida Cason Butts Mill visit the 80-acre restored With new lodging for pet- Memorial Chapel. bicycling Farm with 120 farm animals accommodations, cottages, horseback of ting, plus pony rides and trails and hiking, it’s a wonderland can e at Callarides. Saturday nights, visitors beauty. The Steeplechas enjoy a barn dance and barbecue way takes place each fall. dinner. Westville Omaha Andersonville Vienna Sea Island Tifton Blakely St. Simons Island Brunswick & Little St. Colquitt Simons Island Jekyll Island Bainbridge Okefenokee Cumberland Island Lake Thomasville Valdosta Swamp St. Marys Seminole July 2009 Americus Albany Plains GEORGIA MAGAZINE $15.95 for two years Gift subscription is from: Explore South Georgia State Park, Blakely Kolomoki Mounds Historic I am enclosing a check or money order for (check one) Name Another stop in South Georgia Thank you to Pamela Keene for her July 2009 article on South Georgia [see “More to explore,” page 28]. I have been to every site on her map, from Callaway Gardens to St. Marys— and I agree: South Georgia is history and adventure! But, perhaps there is one omission in her excellent article. The coverage begins in Pine Mountain. My South Georgia boundary would include what I have discovered to be one of the most remarkable and beautiful small towns in the country: LaGrange. LaGrange might just have it all. It’s a “best places list” kind of town. For openers, it is nestled near West Point Lake, one of the best fishing lakes in the state. It also has an outstanding college; the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra and Concert Hall; two fine art centers/museums; the West Georgia Medical Center, an excellent health care system; several Fortune 500 Company offices; a new downtown movie theater; a temperate climate, which makes golf a reality year-round; Southern hospitality at its best; and the list goes on. LaGrange is too good to be true, and just 17 miles from Pine Mountain. —Maryalice Lenmark, LaGrange Please send a subscription to: Bring Georgia home! ® Took me back to my childhood I read Jane Garvey’s “Taste the real deal” in August 2009’s GEORGIA Magazine [see page 28]. What a great article! It really took me back to my childhood when my maternal grandparents, Romie and Mary Whorton, owned Whorton Crab Plant and Brunswick Quick Freeze in BrunsOctober 2009 Editor’s note: For the past few years, GEORGIA Magazine has sponsored the Georgia 4-H Photography Project. We hope to continue this worthwhile effort. See page 15 for more. We welcome your letters. See page 6 for submission information. GEMC MAGAZINE magazin georgia geo Photography has been a huge influence in my life, from taking pictures as a young child to being editor of the yearbook staff. I’m extremely excited to be participating at State Congress. My goal is to master, since this is my last 4-H event, and I’ll be entering college in the fall. Thanks for your generous support of the Georgia 4-H program. You’ve made so much possible. —Zenobia Williams, Donalsonville page 30 homes, writers’ Literary GEMC d Sherwoo and Pictures f,’ ‘Fireproo page 16 ndy Co. Dillon Ca ctions, confe page 26 2008 December baking, Holiday ge 34 pa I have been competing in the 4-H Photography Project for six years now, and it has been a wonderful experience! This year, however, will be my first time competing at State Congress. I’m very excited to be a 2009 participant, and I’m very grateful to donors (like you) who have made this possible for me. It is definitely an honor and a privilege! —Erin L. O’Quinn, Fitzgerald $9.95 for one year 4-H photographers speak out Address ® County Name City Please notify the recipient of gift wick, and knew the Credle and Ambos families (Capt. George Credle lived across the street), as well as other “seafood” families on the coast. Papa’s boats would bring in Georgia’s seafood bounty, and when we visited them, he would have washtubs of shrimp, blue crabs and oysters brought to the house. All of our family in the Brunswick area would come eat. Sadly, Whorton Crab and the Freezer are now gone, but we still have family in the seafood business and wonderful memories of those special times. —Lynn Bryan Hughes Akin, Griffin RESOURCES GA. DEPT. OF NATURAL ORDER FORM Subscribe online at or mail the form below. “Callaway always has events of the and activities for all members Florida family, including the summer Circus, State University Flying High and our the hot-air balloon festival Rachel educational centers,” says manager. Crumbley, public relations the sea“The setting changes with to son, but there’s always something water do here—biking, golf, cabins, activities classes and more.” Nearby Warm Springs, the Georgia residence of President is one Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) in the of two presidential homes White state. Roosevelt’s Little Georgia House, built in 1932, is a features State Parks historic site and his an FDR legacy exhibit with the famous “unfinished portrait,” informFDR Memorial Museum with Mail subscription request to GEORGIA Magazine Subscription Request, P.O. Box 1707, Tucker, GA 30085-1707 LITTLE WHITE HOUSE Bill me Address State State ZIP County City ZIP

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - October 2009

Georgia Magazine - October 2009
Picture This?
Festival Guide
Special Energy Report
Treasures in Tennessee
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks
Cookbook of the Month

Georgia Magazine - October 2009