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As of one year ago today, we traveled to Georgia, to Robins AFB. It was hard to know what to expect, but everything turned out alright! I remember feeling nervous, wondering what life as an Air Force wife would bring, and it is definitely not as bad as I thought it would be!
- The official state fish is the Largemouth Bass.
- In Gainesville, Georgia, the Chicken capital of the world, it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.
- Georgia was named for King George II of England.
- Georgia is the nation’s number one producer of the three P’s-peanuts, pecans, and peaches.
- Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River.
- Georgia is often called the Empire State of the South and is also known as the Peach State.
- Plains, Georgia is the home of Jimmy Carter, the 39thPresident.
- In 1823, Georgia became the first state to require birth registration.
- Georgia’s population in 1776 was around 40,000.
- Coca-Cola was invented in May 1886 by Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. Coca-Cola was first sold at a soda fountain in Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta by Willis Venable.