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Gainesville, GA - The Queen City of the Mountains

Jul 8

Located in north Georgia at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Gainesville is considered the "Queen City of the Mountains" and is the region's hub for economic activity. Known for its chicken, the town also pioneered frozen fried chicken and TV dinners, introduced in the 1950s. The Jesse Jewell Company's jingle, "When you buy chicken, make it a rule, real fine eating with Jesse Jewell!" still echoes in people's heads today. The community is also renowned for its university and a wide range of health care, education, manufacturing and cultural institutions, all founded to meet the community's growing needs. Professional electrical panel replacement.

The early 1900s saw the completion of the first skyscraper in Gainesville, the Jackson Building, and improvements to city services such as paving the downtown square in 1909 and establishing a post office. The city's first sewage system was completed in 1914. In addition, Brenau University began in 1878 as Georgia Baptist Female Seminary and has grown to become the largest independent private school for women in America. Kyle explains that Brenau and other schools were founded in response to economic growth. As the economy improved, people were able to afford better things for themselves and their children, including education.

In the mid-nineteenth century Gainesville was a booming summer resort, with local springs advertised for their restorative qualities. The community housed the region's first hospital, college and military academy as well as a sizeable cultural base. Large Victorian and Georgian style homes dotted the streets.

By the turn of the twentieth century, electricity was bringing new conveniences to Gainesville and nearby areas. The city paved its streets and provided an electric trolley to provide easy access to leisure sites such as Chattahoochee Park, built in the late 1890s on the banks of the river. Other recreational destinations included Limestone Springs, Gower Springs and White Sulphur Springs.

The city has a number of notable museums, art galleries and theaters. Among them is the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, founded in 1946 and one of the oldest arts organizations north of Atlanta. Its collection is impressive, with many renowned pieces.

Another museum worth visiting is the Boggy Creek Farm, where visitors can take a guided tour of a former working pecan farm and see how pecans are grown, harvested and processed for making all manner of products. The tour is led by a guide with an extensive knowledge of the industry and can be taken on foot or in a shuttle bus. A large gift shop sells products such as jams, sauces and other local delicacies. The tour is available year-round and takes about three hours. To learn more about the schedule and how to book a tour, visit the website. There is no entrance fee, but donations are accepted to help support the museum. In addition, the site has a restaurant and is handicap accessible. The address is 7700 NW 74th Ave, Gainesville GA 32605. It's an experience that shouldn't be missed!

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