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Rabun County: The First 200 Years

Rabun County turns 200 years old on December 21, 2019.  From its beginnings as a remote and sparsely populated frontier in 1819, the county has developed into a growing magnet for mountain tourists…with a thriving downtown in its county seat…and elegant homes dotting the shores of pristine lakes.  To find out how this transformation happened,

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Logging in Rabun County

Museum Exhibit Industrial-Scale Logging: An Environmental Disaster Tens of thousands of acres of Rabun County were clear-cut during the first decades of the twentieth century. Logging companies purchased land from poor mountain farmers for $1-$2 per acre. These companies built narrow gauge railways into mountain hollows, blasting out entire hillsides to gain access to remote

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