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ACROSS MY DESK: 1805 Georgia Land Lottery 200th Anniversary Event
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After two years of preparation, the first land lottery in Georgia commenced on Monday, July 22, 1805. Drawing approximately 1,200 tickets per day, six days each week, the lottery concluded on Saturday, August 31, 2005.

ANNIVERSARY EVENT:

Come to the National Archives in Morrow on August 27, 2005, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Georgia's 1805 Land Lottery.

Paul K. Graham, author of two new 1805 Land Lottery reference books, will speak about the land lottery distribution system and the unique land surveys that are still used to describe land in Georgia.

  • Saturday, August 27, 2005
  • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • National Archives & Records Administration, Southeast Region Archives
    5780 Jonesboro Road
    Morrow, Georgia 30260
    (770) 968-2100
  • Cost: Free (Seating is limited and registration is required)

SCHEDULE:

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.: Tour the National Archives facility and visit the Visitor Learning Center, featuring an archives-themed bookstore operated by Clayton State University.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Learn about the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery and Georgia's land lottery system with a lecture and discussion led by Paul K. Graham in the Conference Room.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.: Meet Paul in the Visitor Learning Center lobby.

To register for this event go to: http://www.1805georgialandlottery.com/event.shtml


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