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Forsyth Park
Savannah

The Fountain was created in 1858. Forsyth Place was the first large park in Savannah. The fountain was thought to be a copy of the one in the Place de la Concorde, Paris. Bull Street was thought of as a boulevard and promenade (both French terms). The 1850's were a prosperous period in the South, which admired and emulated the high style of the French Empire.

Forsyth Park

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Waterfront
Savannah

For a century, trading in the Cotton Exchange on Savannah's waterfront set world cotton prices.

The city was captured by General William T. Sherman in 1864. The citizens surrendered rather than risk total destruction. From here Sherman sent a famous message to President Abraham Lincoln -"I beg to present to you as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah with 140 heavy guns and plenty of ammunition and also about 25,000 bales of cotton."


The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Savannah

French Catholic émigrés established Savannah’s first parish, called the Congrégation de Saint Jean-Baptiste, shortly before the end of the 18th century. They came to Savannah in the aftermath of an uprising in Haiti. Among them were nobles fleeing the French Revolution that had begun in 1789.

St Johns Baptist
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