07 April 2013

Peachy: Today In Georgia History

For my friend Debbie, who was born in Michigan this date, but is now a Georgia Peach!

The Georgia Historical Society sponsors a Today In Georgia History link (and also hosts Today In History).

Partial Image From Today In Georgia History Website

  Georgia Peach: Official State Fruit

April 7, 1995

"Franciscan monks introduced peaches to St. Simons and Cumberland Island in the 16th century. Cherokee Indians grew peaches here in the 18th century." "But in popular culture, Georgia will always be the Peach State, and the peach became Georgia’s official state fruit on April 7, 1995...: .

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