Dahlonega Gold Museum Research Paper

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The Dahlonega Gold Museum has long since been an attraction for tourists to this little mountain town. It harbors many displays of historical artifacts and interesting items that tell the story of how Dahlonega became the city it is today. From huge gold nuggets, to maps of the mines, to a document signed by the 10th president of the United States- the Gold Museum features objects that brilliantly display the charm and the history of Dahlonega.
But as wonderful as the artifacts are, they can’t compare to the hospitality of the historians and volunteers who work at the Gold Museum. Each person is always willing to tell you a story or two about the traditions of the town or regal you with interesting, little known facts about gold and gold mining. To the hard workers at the Gold Museum, Dahlonega’s history is never boring lifeless facts, but living breathing stories that captivate and inspire. By the time you leave, you feel as though you’ve become intertwined with the ever-growing history of Dahlonega.
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While visiting the Gold Museum, we were able to meet some frequent tourists from Indiana. We talked with Ed Goble, a retired legislator of the Indiana General Assembly, who comes to Dahlonega to pan for Gold. After joining the Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA) about seven years ago, Ed found a magazine that listed Dahlonega, GA as one of the top places to pan for gold in America. He planned a trip to come shortly after, and was fascinated with the atmosphere and hospitality of the town— not to mention the gold he found. When asked how he became interested in gold panning, he replied “I don’t find gold to sell it, I find gold for the challenge of finding gold. I enjoy the
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