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The Double-Barreled Cannon
The Double-Barreled Cannon was an experimental cannon designed during American Civil War. It was built on a 17th century Italian concept in which cannon could be used to shoot twin cannonballs that were linked through a chain. However, some miscalculation on the designer’s part rendered the Double Barreled Cannon almost useless for all practical purposes. Ironically, the cannon still points in the northern direction to signify defiance against the Northern Yankee Forces against whom it was built to fight.
The Tree That Owns Itself (or the son of the tree that owns itself)
The Tree That Owns Itself is a white oak tree that is believed to assume legal ownership of itself and of all land within eight feet from its base. This famous tree in Athens is known as Jackson Oak and it stands in the place of the original tree that had fallen in 1942. This newer tree was grown from one of the acorns of its predecessor.
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is a botanical garden in Athens. This 313-acre green preserve features 5 miles of trails that run around 11 botanical and horticultural collections relating to native and international flora.
University of Georgia is the oldest state-chartered university in the United States and is best known for its mid-19th century Arch. In its earliest days, it used to hinge gates to secure the campus. A 100-year old superstition forbids freshman to walk under the Arch or else they would never graduate from the university.