Presentation on theme: "Legends and Lore… What Do You Know About the History of Gwinnett County? George Bagwell Gwinnett Tourism Awareness Program December 3, 2008."— Presentation transcript:
Legends and Lore… What Do You Know About the History of Gwinnett County? George Bagwell Gwinnett Tourism Awareness Program December 3, 2008
QUESTION: For what was the Runaway Brides house used in 1935?
ANSWER: A temporary schoolhouse after Duluth School burned.
They overlap enough to convince me that the foundations, at least, are true. You know how quickly rumors change. Word of mouth can distort truth in a very short space of time. But that does not change the essence of the story.
Four Step Test for Credibility (adopted from Cite a Site) Who…is the author. What…is their authority. Where…is the source. When…did this originate.
2. Along what geographical feature are 12 Gwinnett schools built?
HINT: Creekland MS, Dacula ES, Mill Creek HS, Osborne MS, Duncan Creek ES, Ft. Daniel ES, Freemans Mill ES, Peachtree Ridge HS, Hull MS, Duluth MS, Norcross HS, Peachtree ES
ANSWER: The Eastern Continental Divide…running from Fort Daniel to Fort Standing Pitchtree
3. What is the connection between Shiloh HS and Gone With the Wind?
HINT: Think of the Promised Land
ANOTHER HINT: Think of Thomas McQuire
ANSWER: Shiloh was the first stop for the Hebrews, in 1200 B.C., in their Promised Land. Margaret Mitchell frequently visited the Promised Land plantation.
5. How did Rockbridge ES earn its name?
HINT: There is also a Rockbridge ES in DeKalb County.
ANSWER: At the border between Gwinnett and DeKalb there is a rock bridge crossing in the summertime, across the Yellow River.
6. Where was Hull ELEMENTARY located ?
HINT: Named after Richard Hull, as in Hull Middle School.
ANSWER: Hull Elementary School was a six room school for African-American students located in western Gwinnett…prior to integration in It was located on the Hill in Duluth.
7. Where was the Native American mound associated with the Chattahoochee Chiefs?
Think old Milton County…think Stoney River Restaurant…think Cherokees…think Warsaw…
In the flood plain just across the Chattahoochee River on Pleasant Hill Road, in Fulton County.
8. What has GCPS only Heisman Trophy to do with Will Rogers?
George Rogers, from Duluth HS, won the Heisman Trophy, at the University of South Carolina in 1980.
9. How close did GCPS come to being the home school district for the capital of Georgia?
HINT: Railroad Survey of 1835
ANSWER: A site near the Atlanta Athletic Club was a finalist in the Railroad Survey of 1835 to determine the terminus of the railroad from Chattanooga.
10. What is the irony involved in the name of Kanoheda ES and the school location?
HINT: The Creek Indians didnt like the Cherokee Indians.
Kanoheda is a Cherokee word for truth passed through generations yet the school is located in Creek Indian territory.
11. What were the names of the consolidated high schools that opened in ?
HINT: Geographical names were chosen…Central Gwinnett was one of them.
ANSWER: Central Gwinnett, South Gwinnett, North Gwinnett…and West Gwinnett.
12. Why was there no East Gwinnett HS opened in ?
HINT: Dacula is in East Gwinnett…
ANSWER: …and was supposed to be included in the attendance zone for Central Gwinnett. The community took legal action to stop this.
13. Which existing schools were closed during the consolidation in ?
HINT: Dacula High School and Lilburn High School were not closed.