Friday, March 13, 2009

Old Antique Vintage Postcard of the State Capitol in Milledgeville Georgia

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The vintage postcard for today is a 1929 Curt Teich post card showing the old State Capitol building in Milledgeville Georgia. Most people are familiar with the current Georgia state capitol of Atlanta Georgia and can be forgiven for not knowing that Milledgeville was the state capitol for 64 years since that was from 1804 to 1868. Fewer still know that the first state capitol of Georgia was Louisville Georgia. In 1803 the Georgia legislature passed an act that called for the establishment of a town in the center of the state to be the Georgia State Capitol and named it after the sitting Georgia Governor John Milledge. The building shown here is where Georgia held their secession convention during the Civil War and was occupied by General Sherman's army during their devastating "March to the Sea". It was home to Georgia Military College at the time this postcard was printed. This postcard can be found in my Georgia listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

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