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Today in Georgia History: Chattahoochee River, Board of Forestry

On Aug. 15, Congress added the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area to the National Park System and created the Georgia State Board of Forestry.

August 15, 1978

Congress added Georgia's Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area to the National Park System.

August 15, 1921

Gov. Thomas Hardwick signed an act creating the Georgia State Board of Forestry to promote Georgia’s forest resources. This agency later became the State Forestry Commission, according to the Georgia Historical Society and University of Georgia.

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