Category Archives: Parks

A Ghost Resort at Cascade Springs

“Cascade Springs are situated six and one-half miles from the heart of Atlanta, on Cascade Road. Here nature has established one of the most attractive resorts in Georgia. Beautiful Cascades blend perfectly with rugged scenery, making the ensemble one of pleasing surroundings and refreshing coolness. The Cascade Springs Park and Camping Co. have done much […]

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A Battle at Pickett’s Mill

“Is there anything here worth seeing?” a tracksuited woman asked us in the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Park lot as she was getting back into her car. She told us that the man in the visitor’s center wouldn’t let her in because it was too late—just about closing time. The sun was about to set, and […]

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Wormsloe Plantation

What drew us (and what probably draws most people) to visit Wormsloe was seeing photos of the road leading up to it.  It’s something out of an old South fantasy, all live oaks and spanish moss and a narrow drive that never seems to end . . . When I first saw photos of it […]

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Cheekwood

It’s really just a coincidence that we’re posting about Nashville’s Cheekwood right after the Swan House, because they have a lot in common.  Both homes were built around the same time (Cheekwood in 1931, the Swan House in 1928) in styles that were definitely more European than American.  Cheekwood is the English country manor to the Swan […]

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