S: The Seven Wonders of Gergia
BC: The End
FC: By Jacob Sparks | Providence Canyon | The Seven Wonders of Georgia
1: Did you know that Gerogia has seven wonders? These wonders are all amazing natural land formations that are only a few hours or less away from your house! You will learn all about the seven wonders and the special properties each one holds, and hopefully be inspired to see some of these yourself!
2: Okefenokee Swamp | Georgia is home to the largest swamp in North America: the Okefenokee Swamp. In fact, this swamp is so big that it covers 681 square miles and even goes into Florida! The Okefenokee Swamp is also home to many species of animals, many of which are endangered. Just in case you want to visit, it is located in the Coastal Plain region of Georgia.
4: Amicalola Falls | Georgia's second wonder is Amicalola Falls, which is located in the Blue Ridge region of Georgia. It is the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River (729 feet to be exact)! Its name means "tumbling waters" because... well its a waterfall! This will be one place you will not want to miss when traveling Georgia!
6: Stone Mountain | My personal favorite of Georgia's Seven Wonders is Stone Mountain! Stone mountain is a 300 million year old solid granite mount located in the Piedmont region. Stone mountain extends for 25 million square feet and even stretches for miles underground! Though all these things are amazing, the main attraction is a Confederate States memorial carved into the mountian! This carving is the largest raised statue in the world!
8: Warm Springs | Warm Springs is our next stop in the Piedmont region in our journey through Georgia. This spring is the location of Franklin D. Roosevelt's (a president of our county) Little White House. This was his temporary home when visiting Warm Springs. He visited it because it was believed by Native Americans that the 88 degree Farenheit water could cure his sickness. He used the waters to try to cure his polio.
10: Radium Springs | The second wonder in Georgia that is a spring is here-Radium Springs! The water at this spring stays 68 degrees Farenheit year round! Well, the water would stay that hot, but the springs have mostly dried up! Due to drought and algae, they dried up several years ago. One thing interesting about the springs is that scienctists believe it was the northern edge of the Gulf of Mexico millions of years ago! Go to the Costal Plain region if you wish to see the dried up version of these once beautiful springs!
12: Providence Canyon | Providence Canyon-nicknamed little Grand Canyon-is also located in the Coastal Plain region. This 1/2 mile long and 300 feet wide canyon started out as a 5 foot ditch! It later became the 16 canyon landmark that it is because of erosion caused by setterlers that cleared trees!
14: Tallulah Gorge | As we take the last steps of our journey through Georgia, we stop to visit Tallulah Gorge in the Blue Ridge region! Tallulah Gorge- the "Niagara Falls of the South"- is almost 3 miles long and nearly 1200 feet deep. It is so the deep, that only the Grand Canyon is deeper than it! We have now finished our journey through the Seven Wonders of Georgia! I've hope you've enjoyed it and I'll see you in my next book!
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