Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Appalachian History

Appalachian History: He brought the deer back to North Georgia: "Arthur “Kingfish” Woody (1884-1946), served the U.S. Forestry Service from 1911 to 1945, starting out as a surveyor. In 1918 the Federal Government combined various local land holdings into the Cherokee National Forest, part of which extended into North Georgia. A short time later additional land the government purchased was consolidated with portions of the Cherokee into the Georgia National Forest (later renamed the Chattahoochee National Forest) and Woody became the Blue Ridge District’s first Forest Ranger. The district was the first wildlife management area in the South."


Blogger Dave Tabler said...

Thanks for the nod, Hugh! I'm always tickled to see interest in Appalachia from outside the region.

2:47 pm  

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