A Student of History

November 23, 2007

History of Augusta

Filed under: Early America,The strange place called the South — John Maass @ 4:46 pm

New Website Showcases History of Augusta, Ga.

City Selected for Ongoing NPS “Discover Our Shared Heritage” Itinerary Series

(Washington, D.C.) – The rich history of Augusta, Georgia can now be explored on-line at the new National Park Service website http:www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/augusta.

The on-line travel itinerary highlights 39 sites in Augusta listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The website provides descriptions, maps, photographs, visitor information, and links for each place. There are also essays which chronicle the city’s history, historic preservation, African American community, and religious institutions.

The National Park Service’s Heritage Education Services, Historic Augusta, Inc., and the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area produced the itinerary in partnership with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. A tourism grant from the City of Augusta and the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau provided part of the funding to produce the itinerary.

Augusta is the 45th itinerary featured in the ongoing Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary Series. The series was developed by the National Park Service to promote public awareness of history and encourage visits to historic places.

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