As always, it is a thrilling experience to write about Augusta’s history. Our local history is so rich with interesting stories that weave through time. From Augusta’s beginning as the king’s fort to the founding of Augusta by Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe in 1739, Augusta has gone from a capitol city to a winter playground for wealthy northerners. This history and more brought to life herein.
This book is composed of fifty-six chapters or short stories, capitalizing on historic photos that range in time from Augusta’s founding to recent times. It is the intent that these stories are easy and quick reads that will transport the reader through time to vividly experience these historical events.