Gardens and estates – how it all began in LaGrange, GA

After lingering in the life and times of FDR, we shifted our attention to estates, glorious gardens and butterflies.  Two famous attractions in Georgia are the Hills & Dales Estates and Callaway Gardens, which have strong ties to LaGrange, GA.  In 1911, textile magnate Fuller E. Callaway Sr., who was born in LaGrange, bought the Ferrel Gardens, built his home and renamed it the Hills and […]

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The Little White House – Warm Springs, GA

On this day 68 years ago in 1945, 32nd president Franklin D Roosevelt suffered a massive stroke and died just 83 days after taking office for his 4th term.  It happened while he was posing for a portrait being painted by artist Elizabeth Shoumatoff, at his cottage home known as Little White House located at Warm Springs, GA.  The unfinished portrait can be seen exactly […]

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