Cornelia’s Giant Apple pics from two of my favorite “roadside wander-ers”!
Scott shared some great Cornelia Apple pics with us earlier this year (below and left of the title). Now, I’m happy to share Bill’s visit to the Apple too (he took some great Autumn photos!). See the original post, below Bill’s pics 🙂
ORIGINAL POST:Cornelia is a small town in north east Georgia, once a stop on the Tallulah Falls Railroad which carried people to the resort town of Tallulah Falls at Tallulah Gorge (which is now a state park).
After World War I, the farmers of the area began increasing the diversity of their crops, farming more apples than they had previously. In 1922,when a boll weevil outbreak started to cut the output of cotton in Georgia drastically this seemed to be a fortunate move. In June of 1926, the 7 foot tall statue built of steel and concrete was dedicated at the train depot in downtown Cornelia.
The depot is now a museum with photographs and paintings on the walls of the history of the area and the Tallulah Falls Railroad. President Bush stopped in Cordelia as part of his whistle stop train tour.