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Dahlonega, Georgia
October 27, 1828 Benjamin Parks claims to discover gold near Licklog (present-day Dahlonega).
  Dahlonega, Georgia
March 3, 1835 Branch mints were created by the United States Congress including one in Dahlonega, Georgia, center of the world's first gold rush
  Dahlonega, Georgia
  Dahlonega Mint
April 22, 1837 Equipment to be used at the U. S. Mint in Dahlonega is shipped from Philadelphia
  Dahlonega, Georgia
  Dahlonega Mint
February 12, 1838 Dahlonega mint officially opens for business
  Dahlonega, Georgia
  Dahlonega Mint
April 21, 1838 First coins ($5.00 gold pieces) are produced at the at the U.S. mint in Dahlonega, Georgia.
  Dahlonega, Georgia
  Dahlonega Mint
April 29, 1871 U. S. Government "gives" the Dahlonega Mint to the state of Georgia for use in North Georgia College.
  Dahlonega, Georgia
  Dahlonega Mint
December 20, 1878 Early on the morning fire destroyed the Branch Mint at Dahlonega, Georgia. The building had been given to North Georgia College by the U. S. Congress in 1873. This date is often given as December 19.
  Dahlonega, Georgia
  Dahlonega Mint
May 14, 1915 The Plunderer starring William Farnum opens. It was shot at the Consolidated Mines in Dahlonega
  Dahlonega, Georgia
August 7, 1958 Dahlonega and Lumpkin County present a gift of gold for the state capitol - the gold leaf for the top of the capitol dome arrives via an 1830's wagon train
  Dahlonega, Georgia
July 20, 1983 Ultralight crash in Dahlonega
  Ultralight crash in Dahlonega
  Dahlonega, Georgia


Taken from the Cherokee word for gold, Dahlonega has its origin in the Georgia Gold Rush.




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