S: 7 Wonders of Georgia
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FC: 7 Wonders of Georgia
1: 7 Wonders of the Wonderful State of Georgia | By: Aubrey Howard
3: Raffy is a friendly, loving giraffe that needs a friend to help him out with a school project. Raffy's teacher wants Raffy to take a trip to all of Georgia's 7 wonders and learn about them, but Raffy does not want to go alone. Will you go with him?
4: Providence Canyon
5: You and Raffy's first stop is at Providence Canyon to look at the "little Grand Canyon." There you learn that the 150 foot canyons started out as a five foot ditch dug by farmers many years ago. Settlers cleared the trees around where the canyon now is and that caused the ditch to erode and become a mini version of the Grand Canyon. Some of the canyons are up to 1/2 of a mile long and 300 feet across. You and Raffy get the opportunity to go out on one of the canyons and look at all of the rest of them. Just remember... Don't look down!
6: Amicolola Falls
7: After you and Raffy took a leap of faith and looked out over Providence Canyon, you headed to Amicolola Falls. This 729 foot waterfall is located in the Blue Ridge region of Georgia, in the north eastern corner. The word 'Amicolola' means "tumbling waters." Amicolola is the highest water fall east of the Mississippi River. Raffy stood at the top of the falls and you clung onto his neck and you saw out over the entire fall and the pool at the bottom. Here at Amicolola Falls is the trailhead to the Appalachain Trail, whichs brings in some visitors, such as you a Raffy, to see people embark on the 2,000 mile journey to Maine.
8: Okefenokee Swamp
9: You and Raffy will know more than alot of other people that live in Georgia by the time you are done with this. The 681 square mile swamp welcomed you guys with wide open arms. The largest swamp in North America, which expands in to Florida is the Okfenokee. The Okfenokee is a fresh water wetland, where all of the water remains close to the surface. Okefenokee means "land of the trembling earth." When you and Raffy were there you were wondering why you both felt a little trembling! There are over 100 species of creatures that call the Okefenokee home. Many of which endangered.
10: Tallulah Gorge
11: Tallulah Gorge is your next stop. There you learn the the gorge is second in depth to the Grand Canyon! It is located in the Blue Ridge region. It is three miles long and very, very deep. The Tallulah River once ran through the gorge and carved out the beautiful gorge that is there today. Raffy and you got to swim at the bottom and look out off of the overlook. The gorge looks just like a waterfall and is just as pretty as some. With trees on either side, Raffy and you saw the perfect realistic postcard. Alos, at the top of Tullulah Gorge there is Tullulah Lake and Tullulah River which both are used to create hydro-electric power. The gorge spans the border between Habersham and Rabun counties.
12: Warm Springs
13: At Warm Springs, you and Raffy visited the pools that used to be filled year round with 88 degree water. You also got to visit FDR's Little White House. You got to go into the house and go into the room where Franklin passed away after he was taken to his bedroom during his portrait session. You got to tour the guest house and the servants quarters, see FDR's custom cars, that allowed him to drive with polio. It is located in Meriwether county. The native americans that were there first belived that the waters had healing powers. The pools do not normally stay filled up but for certain occasions the water will be released into the pools for enjoyment by others, such as yo and Raffy.
14: Stone Mountain
15: Stone Mountain is a 300 million year old mound of solid granite. There is almost 25 million square feet of granite along with the mountain. You and Raffy decided that, that would make a whole lot of countertops! Only some of the granite is exposed, but most of it runs underground for miles. 1/2 of Georgia and part of North Carolina rest on the base of Stone Mountain. The carving on the side of the mountain is the largest raised sculpture in the world. While you and Raffy climbed the mountain, you got to see the amazing veiws. Also, while you were there you went on the sky hike and sky cars. You also learned that the back of the horse in the carving can hold 3 school buses!
16: Radium Springs
17: Your last stop for this outing is at Radium Springs. Radium Springs is located in Lee county, Georgia. The water at Radium Springs would remain 68 degrees year-round, even though the springs are mostly dried up now because of drought and algea. There are blue holes miles beneath the surface at Radium Springs that contain some of the purist water in North America. There are also underground springs. When the springs were not dried up the resort at Radium Springs was a big tourist attraction. People would come from all over, like you and Raffy, but they came to swim in the cool waters. Espically in the hot summers!
18: Works Cited | All information came from notes for Mrs. Winkies class.
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