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We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Jasper Georgia hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town and the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
State Forests, Nature Reserves, National Forests, State Parks, National Parks and Refuges in Georgia
Reed Bingham State Park, noted for its large vulture population, especially during winter; F D Roosevelt State Park where President Roosevelt sometmes picnicked; Cumberland Island National Seashore where manatees may seen offshore; Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area with its granite monadnocks (isolated rock hills or inselbergs); Providence Canyon State Park; the renowned Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge which extends into Florida and is home to alligators and other wildlife in its dark waters; Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge; and Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest with black bears and other wildlife, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Georgia.
Myths, Scary Stories, Folklore, Monsters, Ghosts and Legends in Georgia
The phantom of Edwin Booth, brother of Abraham Lincoln's asassin, in Springer Opera House, Columbus; a stream that rejuvenates all who bathe in it (is its source the Fountain of Youth in Florida?); the vengeful old woman who at night led several unsuspecting Native Americans to their doom at Toccoa Falls; the statue of little Gracie Watson in Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, which is said to weep blood if anyone steals the presents which are sometimes left on her grave; a cave, near the source of the Hiwassee River, containing many human skulls whose former owners haunted a farmer, who had foolishly removed them, until he wisely put them back; the female spectre of the town square, Savannah, who sometimes follows people around (she is seeking her baby who was born just before the woman was hanged for murder); the elderly woman whose ghost haunts the grand, antebellum Hay House in Macon; and The velociraptor-like Georgia Raptor, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Georgia.
The pillar on Broad Street, Augusta, to which slaves were once chained and which causes the death of anyone who attempts to remove it; Altamaha-ha, the green sea serpent that haunts the area near the Altamaha River estuary; the spectres of Confederate officers and their ladies who still promenade on the River Walk, Augusta; the Natchez princess Nacoochee, who killed herself for love and who is said to be interred with her paramour in the eponymous Nacoochee Mound; the many hauntings (some in animal form) of Towns County, where the Hiwassee (Hiawassee) River forms on Rocky Mountain; the strange phenomena in John W Woolfolk House (Colonial Apartments), sometimes called The House of a Thousand Cadavers, in Columbus (the house contains private dwellings so do not be a nuisance); the headless horseman of Whitmire in Hall County, sometimes heard rather than seen, who rides straight at his victims before disappearing; and the revellers of Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, who do not realise that the plantation house burned down long ago, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Georgia.
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