Georgia Has A Lost Town Most People Don’t Know About
When most people think about the Georgia Gold Rush, they picture the beautiful town of Dahlonega. Thriving and still a place for visitors to enjoy a special slice of history, Dahlonega is known as the Gold Rush capital of our great state. However, there is another town that many Georgians don’t know about—a town that was once a mecca for gold rush enthusiasts looking to strike it rich. Now considered a lost town, take a look at this one-of-a-kind place known as Auraria, Georgia.
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While there are few structures still standing in the town of Auraria, it is still worth passing through, especially for those history buffs out there.
Have you ever visited Auraria, Georgia? Share with us your highlights in the comments section!
A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
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