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Savannah, Georgia:
The Lasting Legacy of Colonial City Planning--
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By looking at Savannah, Georgia: The Lasting Legacy of Colonial City Planning, students will learn about James Oglethorpe and his enduring city plan from the colonial era. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

National Park Service (NPS) Historic Landscape Initiative
Learn more about the National Park Service (NPS) Historic Landscape Initiative. This program promotes responsible preservation practices that protect our nation's irreplaceable legacy--designed landscapes such as parks and gardens, as well as vernacular historic landscapes such as farms and industrial sites.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation
The Cultural Landscape Foundation is the only not-for-profit foundation in America dedicated to increasing the publicís awareness of the importance and irreplaceable legacy of cultural landscapes. Visit their website for more information on what cultural landscapes are and what they represent. Also learn about endangered landscapes and grassroots efforts to preserve them.

Savannah and Georgia History Resources:
National Register of Historic Places Travel Itineraries:
The National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places with state and local partners created a travel itinerary called "Along the Georgia Florida Coast." The itinerary features a description and photographs of the Savannah Historic District and the Savannah Victorian Historic District.

The National Register of Historic Places online itinerary Places Reflecting America’s Diverse Cultures highlights the historic places and stories of America’s diverse cultural heritage.  This itinerary seeks to share the contributions various peoples have made in creating American culture and history.

National Park Service:
The Golden Crescent--Crossroads of Florida and Georgia

The National Park Service Southeast Region produced the Golden Crescent feature to reveal the tumultuous history and prehistory of coastal Florida and Georgia. Included on the site are numerous histories on cultural themes such as "Coastal Defenses" and "Clash of Colonial Empires." Other valuable features on the site are detailed maps to accompany the essays.

Fort Frederica National Monument
Fort Frederica National Monument is a unit of the National Park System. Visit the park's web pages to better understand this 18th-century planned colonial community in Georgia. Included on the site is an interesting feature about children's lives in colonial times. Students will gain a better understanding of day-to-day life by reading a girl's 1775 journal.

Library of Congress: Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)/ Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) Collection
Search the HABS/HAER collection for detailed drawings, photographs, and documentation from their architectural survey of the Savannah Historic District and the Savannah Victorian Historic District. HABS/HAER is a division of the National Park Service.

Georgia History
The Carl Vinson Institute of the University of Georgia website links to numerous historical documents and literature about Spanish Presence in the Southeast, Georgia as an English Colony, and much more.

Georgia Stories: History Online
Sponsored by Georgia Public Broadcasting, Georgia Stories: History Online provides primary sources such as letters, personal journals, and manuscripts by early settlers, as well as contemporary newspaper and magazine articles, depicting daily life in early Georgia.

Colonial History Resources:
The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School
Charter of Georgia: 1732

The Avalon Project is a collection of digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Included in their pre-18th-century collection is the Charter of Georgia. This document provides a better understanding of how and why Georgia became a colony.

The University of Akron Law Review: Five Hundred Years of English Poor Laws, 1349-1834: Regulating the Working and Nonworking Poor
This review of the English Poor Laws provides a better understanding of the living and working conditions of an over-populated and depressed England during the time of Georgia's charter.

Images of Oglethorpe
Armstrong Atlantic State University compiled Images of Oglethorpe from a private collection of a Savannah, Georgia resident. Included on the site are numerous historic images, biographical information on Oglethorpe, and a time line of his life.


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