An Archival and Field Survey of Selected Historic Cultural Resources, Allatona Lake, Georgia.
JEANE (GREGORY) OPELIKA AL
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This monograph includes an analysis of the occupation and human use of the Allatoona Lake area from 1800-1950. It is divided into a series of time slices covering Cherokee land use, early white settlement, industrial and agricultural development, the Civil War Period, Reconstruction and the emergence of the New South. The study indicates conclusively that the area has been witness to a ong and eventful human occupation. A number of historically important sites and resources exist today including iron furnaces, mill seats, and Civil War fortifications. Evidence of farm sites are abundant, but active farming ceased in the area during the 1920s and few habitation sites retain anything but debris and preferred species of vegetation. The evidence suggest that work still remains to be done to fill in the complete record about density of settlement and economic activity in the area. The potential for future studies exists.
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