Monday, April 19, 2010

Savannah, Georgia

Isle of Hope located near Savannah, Georgia, on the Skidaway River.  This is a prominent Recreation Area where boating and fishing are excellent and Annual Boating Races are an attraction.

Scene in Bonaventure Cemetery
Savannah, Georgia
Bonaventure, beautiful and historic cemetery, once the home of the Tattnalls.  The old trees form the monogram M for Mulryne (Mary) and T for Tattnall (Josiah) who were married in 1760.  Commodore Tattnall, one of the last owners, was he who said, "Blood is thicker than water."

Historic and Beautiful Savannah, "Birthplace of Georgia," is situated on a deep landlocked harbor at the head of ocean navigation on the Savannah River.  More cotton is shipped from here than from any other Atlantic port, and it is the leading export city of the world for naval stores.  In Christ Church, on the side of John Wesley's Chapel, was held the first Protestant Sunday School in America.  Wormsloe Gardens, on the south end of the Isle of Hope are the most beautiful in the South.

1 comment:

  1. The last picture is of Broughton Street downtown. (Main St.) This was the shopping mecca before Oglethorpe Mall was built. This picture was taken from the East end facing west. The Christmas Parade (no longer exists) and the St. Patrick's Day Parade make their way from Abercorn St. down Broughton St. to East Broad St. The Parade crosses back over Broughton to Bull St. on its return from Bay Street.