On Aug. 15, Congress added the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area to the National Park System and created the Georgia State Board of Forestry.
Congress added Georgia's Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area to the National Park System. 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. Keep up with all the news you care about by subscribing to our free email newsletter, liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.