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Comments from our readers * Compiled by Jennifer J. Hewett

From THE EDITOR

Thankful for linemen!
Growing up with a daddy that
was a lineman, I appreciate and look
up to these men and women more
than they'll ever know! If you see
any of them not just today [on Lineman Appreciation Day] but any day,
let them know you appreciate their
hard work and dedication! The
lights don't turn themselves back
on, ya know! #therealunsungheroes!
#LinemanAppreciationDay
-Justin Roberson, via Facebook
Very thankful and appreciative
of our linemen, their sacrifices and
their dedication!
-Mollie Cohen, via Facebook

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Get back to nature
at Phinizy Swamp
page 32

Thank you, Georgia Magazine, for letting people
know that Georgia is the forever home for chimpanzees once used in research! [See "A safe place to
land," April 2019, page 16; bit.ly/prjc419.]
-Project Chimps, via Facebook

Enjoying Georgia's
wildflowers
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Matthew Kaminski
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Golf with a twist
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In the two years we have lived in Richmond Hill
I truly look forward to reading your magazine. Especially as a newbie, learning about all the history and
happenings that abound is so helpful.
-Jessika Haselbauer, Richmond Hill

3/12/19 3:43 PM

Love your magazine. Keep it up!
- Michael Womack, Jasper

Travel Guide winners
Congratulations to Georgia Magazine's 2018 Travel Guide contest winners!
The following readers won the grand-prize drawings for $200 Walmart gift cards:
March/April: Jean Moore, Ringgold, and Will Stanfield, Cairo; June: Macayla Lasten, Hiawassee; September/October: Carol McLeod, Ashworth, and Esther Hefner,
Athens; December: Deborah Rogers, Dublin.
The following readers won $25 Walmart gift cards in the online Travel Guide
drawings: March/April: Will Stanfield, Cairo, and Dale Klitzke, Roswell;
June: Richard Williams, Zebulon; September/October: Marla Taase, Warner Robins,
and Carol Baxter, Perry; December: Carolyn McGuire, Powder Springs.
Want a chance to win, too? Look for our Travel Guide contests in the months
listed above or click on the contests tab at georgiamagazine.org. This month's
Travel Guide coupon is on page 35.

National Drive-in Movie Day is
June 6, which also marks the 86th
anniversary of drive-in theaters in the
U.S. The nation's first drive-in opened
in New Jersey in 1933, and the idea
quickly spread. During their heyday in
the 1950s, there were more than 4,000
drive-ins around the country-130 in
Georgia alone.
Hollywood's digital revolution and
the rising costs of movie distribution
were among the factors that ultimately
led to the theaters' decline, and today
only five drive-ins remain in the state.
Despite the obstacles, they are thriving, offering a sense of community and
nostalgia along with an evening's entertainment under the stars. See "Georgia's
celestial cinemas," starting on page 20,
to learn why the sun hasn't set on
Georgia's drive-ins.
Ready for a dinosaur road trip?
Even though Georgia isn't a hot spot for
unearthing dinosaur fossils, the state
is dotted with places where budding
paleontologists can examine dinosaur
skeletons and have hands-on learning
experiences.
Kids can have fun exploring "dino
dig" play areas, interact with animatronic dinosaurs and even touch fossilized dinosaur poop. Turn to "Jurassic
Georgia," starting on page 16, to find
out more about our state's dino-tourism
destinations.
Finally, we take another kind of
trip back in time with a visit to some of
Georgia's historic hotels. These properties are more than just places to rest
your head; they qualify as destinations
in their own right. Each of these classic lodgings manages to preserve the
elegance of a more gracious era while
wooing visitors with modern amenities.
Read "A step back in time," starting on
page 30, to see how these historic hideaways have only gotten better with age.
Enjoy!

Correction: In the "Golf with a twist" story in our April 2019 issue [see page 24, bit.ly/
gwat419], Old Union Golf Course in Blairsville should not have been listed in the sidebar as having a FootGolf course. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Share your thoughts. Email us at magazine@georgiaemc.com. Please include your name,
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