Thursday, May 7, 2009

How well do you know Roswell?

Are the following statements True or False?

Roswell Georgia hosts an annual Alien Festival.
The largest Memorial Day Celebration in Georgia is held in Roswell.
Roswell has a connection to three United States presidents.
During the Civil War, 400 women and children were tried for treason and deported.
Sixteen miles of walking trails wind through the city of Roswell, including a 7-mile linear trail along the Chattahoochee River.
Paranormal Investigators have discovered paranormal activity in many of the old buildings in Roswell.
Confederate Gray, a wool and cotton blend, was manufactured in the Roswell mills during the Civil War.
The antebellum homes in Roswell were not burned during the Civil War.
The Chattahoochee Nature Center is the oldest and largest private non-profit natural science learning center in the Southeast.
After the Confederate soldiers burned the bridge over the Chattahoochee River the Union soldiers discovered that part of the river was shallow enough to walk across as they began their march on Atlanta.
Roswell King, the founder of Roswell, was not a Southerner.
The Chattahoochee River, in Roswell, was the southern boundary of the Cherokee Nation.
The City of Roswell is a “Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community” as certified by the League of American Bicyclists.
The Gold Rush in Dahlonega caused Roswell King to discover the Roswell area.
A Frenchman attempted to save the woolen mill during the Civil War by flying a French Flag over the mill and claiming that it was neutral territory.
The 43rd Annual Roswell Arts Festival will be held the third weekend in September.
Nathanial Pratt, the Presbyterian minister, protected the family valuables during the Union occupation of Roswell by sending them to Augusta and Macon without them ever leaving the family home.

Except for the first statement, all of the statements are “True.” Roswell, New Mexico is home to the annual Alien Festival.

Come discover all there is to know about Roswell at the Roswell Visitors Center – 617 Atlanta Street, Roswell, GA 30075. At the Visitors Center, view the free video, learn some more about the Cotton Mills from the new Heritage Center displays and pick up information about walking tours, ghost tours, and historic home tours that will share even more of Roswell’s fun history with you.

There is even a FREE Mill Village walking tour you can download onto your favorite MP3 player

For a self-guided walking tour of the historic district, go to:

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