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The Forgotten History of North Georgia By Richard Thornton
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There is very little said about Native Americans in the state historic markers of North Georgia that is accurate. During the mid-20th century state employees and amateur historians created an... More > inaccurate understanding of this beautiful region's past, based on frontier folklore and poorly researched speculations. This concise, but heavily illustrated book, takes the reader on a journey through time from 1200 BC to 2014 AD, so you will learn what is known about the region's past. You will be amazed. However, North Georgia still has many secrets to reveal.< Less
Fort Caroline, the Search for America's Lost Heritage By Richard Thornton
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This book is the most comprehensive study of the 16th century history of the South Atlantic Coast, ever published. The project began in early 2007 as an effort by a small group of Native American... More > researchers to obtain a more accurate history of the South Atlantic Coast's indigenous peoples. It ended up in 2014, turning the history books upside down. During the 1560s and 1570s, the Spanish built 10 forts on the South Atlantic Coast. In 1564, French colonists did not build Fort Caroline on the St. Johns River in Florida, but on the Georgia Coast. Spanish archives state that the first St. Augustine was located on St. Andrews Sound in Georgia. Florida's first Spanish governor, Pedro Menendez stated in a letter to the king that the first St. Augustine was founded at 31 degrees latitude. That's St. Andrew Sound in Georgia! Also, there was a large French fort on an island near present day Knoxville, TN several decades before the English arrived. The rest is history< Less
Fort Caroline, the Search for America's Lost Heritage By Richard Thornton
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This book is the most comprehensive study of the 16th century history of the South Atlantic Coast, ever published. The project began in early 2007 as an effort by a small group of Native American... More > researchers to obtain a more accurate history of the South Atlantic Coast's indigenous peoples. It ended up in 2014, turning the history books upside down. The Spanish built at least 10 forts on the South Atlantic Coast in the 1560s and 1570s. The first governor of Florida, Pedro Menendez, wrote the King of Spain that the original location of St. Augustine was at 31 degrees latitude. That's St. Andrews Sound, GA. St. Augustine was moved to its current location the next year because of the large number of hostile Natives in Georgia. In 1564, French colonists probably did not build Fort Caroline on the St. Johns River in Florida, but in Georgia. There was a large French fort on an island near present day Knoxville, TN several decades before the English arrived. The rest is history.< Less
Earthfast, the Dawn of a New World By Richard Thornton
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Earthfast is the culmination of a lifetime of architectural practice and seven years of concentrated research. The journey began when archeologists at the American Museum of Natural History asked... More > Richard to prepare architectural drawings of the Mission Santa Catalina de Guale on St. Catherines Island, GA. One discovery led to another. A big, black hole in American history was filled by reading dozens of obscure 16th and 17th century books, plus visiting many archaeological sites. Being Creek Indian, Richard was able to discern evidence from passages on Native Americans that were missed by earlier scholars. This is the first book to comprehensively examine the architecture and planning practices of the early French, Spanish and English colonies. It is unique. Richard Thornton is a professional Architect & City Planner with degrees from Georgia Tech and Georgie State University. He is the national Architecture columnist for the Examiner and appeared on the premier of the History Channel's America Unearthed.< Less

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