Dahlonega in Lumpkin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Maibaum History Tree
Branch One: Illustrates wildlife that roamed prehistoric Lumpkin County, including wild turkey, beavers, black bears, wolves, trout, panther, white-tailed deer, and golden eagle.
Branch Two: Illustrates the Native Americans of North Georgia. Ancestors of the Cherokee with an atlatl (throwing stick with projectile point), a stone drill, making projectile points, climbing into a white oak dugout, and smoking a clay pipe. Also shown are Cherokees with corn, beans, and squash; grinding corn on a metate; celebrating the Busk (summer solstice), and the Cherokees’ forced removal from Georgia on the Trail of Tears.
Branch Three: Illustrates the early settlers of Dahlonega. There is a girl milking, a settler making butter, a mother weaving, and a young man returning from the field. Also pictured are the settler’s livestock.
Branch Four: Illustrates the gold rush of 1828 with the discovery of a gold nugget by Benjamin Parks, panners in Yahoola Creek, the Little Giant water cannon, and a moonshiner with his whiskey still.
Branch Five: Illustrates the U.S. Mint, federal soldiers guarding the building after the Civil War, the stamp mill at Consolidated Gold Mine, the Lumpkin County Courthouse, and the two-story jail on Enota Street.
Branch Six: Illustrates North Georgia College. Represented
Branch Seven: Illustrates Dahlonega’s Public Square as it is today. There are shoppers on the Square, The Crawford Building, the Robert M. Moore Building, and the Conner House.
Designed & constructed by: Harriet DeWitt O’Rear and Steve O’Rear, Iron Age Crafters – Jean Cuthbertson: Chair, Millennium Celebration
Erected 2002 by City of Dahlonega.
Location. 34° 32.039′ N, 83° 59.111′ W. Marker is in Dahlonega, Georgia, in Lumpkin County. Marker is on Hawkins Street, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dahlonega GA 30533, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chestatee River Diving Bell (c.1875) (within shouting distance of this marker); Discovery to Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker); Restoration & Preservation by Cotrell, Inc. (within shouting distance of this marker); Dahlonega Stories (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Dahlonega Stories (about 400 feet away, measured The Public Square (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Dahlonega Stories (about 400 feet away); Dahlonega Mustering Grounds (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dahlonega.
More about this marker. Located within Hancock Park just off the square in downtown Dahlonega.
Also see . . . Maypole. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The word Maibaum translates from German as maypole. Wikipedia gives a detail on it's origins and usage around the globe. (Submitted on September 24, 2018, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2018, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2018, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.