Lower Chattahoochee River

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The Chattahoochee River has dramatically shaped the heritage of the lower Chattahoochee Valley of east and southeast Alabama and west and southwest Georgia. As the region's dominant geographic feature, the Chattahoochee has served residents of the area as an engine for commerce and as an important transportation route for centuries. It has also been a natural and recreational resource, as well as an inspiration for creativity. From the stream's role as one of the South's busiest trade routes to the dynamic array of water-powered industry it made possible, the river has been at the very center of the forces that have shaped the unique character of the area. A vital part of the community's past, present, and future, it binds the Chattahoochee Valley together as a distinctive region. Through a variety of images, including historic photographs, postcards, and artwork, this book illustrates the importance of the Chattahoochee River to the region it has helped sustain.
ISBN: 9780738544281
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Drawing from a wide range of private and public collections, Mike Bunn, associate curator of history at the Columbus Museum, and Doug Purcell, executive director of the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, have selected over 180 of the best images that document the river's place in the lower Chattahoochee Valley's history.
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