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Georgia and Northwest Georgia mark Trail of Tears anniversary
Atlanta, Georgia (ICC)
Governor Sonny Perdue has signed an official proclamation recognizing this year as the 170th anniversary of the Cherokee Removal from Georgia, also known as the “Trail of Tears.”
A large number of north Georgia counties and cities have joined the governor in adopting the proclamation recognizing this anniversary, including the counties of Cherokee, Dawson, Cobb, Bartow, Gilmer, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Chattooga, Floyd, Pickens, Paulding, Polk, Gordon, Fulton, Dade and Haralson. The Cherokee Nation extended all the way across Northwest Georgia, and also into Alabama, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
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