SAVANNAH REVISITED #2
On my recent visit to Savannah, I had to reflect on the way that, while the city has grown with new, impressive high-rise hotels and a spectacular new bridge across the Savannah River, it maintains its connection with the past, with history.
The contrast of then with now was pronounced as a paddle wheel river boat pulled away from its dock loaded with school children on a day cruise and headed toward the very modern Talmadege Memorial Bridge that crosses the Savannah River.
Savannah has been a port since it was founded in 1733, and that port is still busy. But, Savannah was also Georgia’s first railroad town, and the Savannah History Museum, which occupies the old Central of Georgia office and warehouse building, sports a late 1800’s locomotive, along with a lot of other interesting exhibits that depict Georgia’s past.
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