Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Stones & Scorpions for Fish & Chips This Sunday

On this day, we'd like to invite you to Stones & Scorpions for Fish & Chips: U. S. Peacekeepers on the Oconee and Civil Rebellion in Georgia, a program co-sponsored by the Athens Historical Society and Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room.

In the library auditorium at 3pm on Sunday, May 15, 2011, historian Steven Scurry will draw from 18th century archives to describe the early frontier along the Oconee River and the complex challenge Georgia presented for the fledgling United States of America during the Washington administration. Beginning in 1791, federal troops were garrisoned on the Georgia border, but that didn't stop Elijah Clarke from establishing the Trans-Oconee Republic or the scandal of the Yazoo Land Fraud that led some bribed legislators to flee the state for their own safety.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call us at (706) 613-3650 or email us at We hope to see you there!

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