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  1. Legends and Lore… What Do You Know About the History of Gwinnett County? George Bagwell Gwinnett Tourism Awareness Program May 10, 2012

  2. QUESTION: Where would Scarlett O’Hara have attended elementary school, if she were alive today?

  3. HINT: It is in Gwinnett County….NOT….in Clayton County!

  4. ANSWER: Anderson-Livsey Elementary School See clipping in scrapbook

  5. “They overlap enough to convince me that the foundations, at least, are true. You know how quickly rumors change. Word of mouth can distort truth in a very short space of time. But that does not change the essence of the story.”

  6. Four Step Test for Credibility • Who …is the author. • What …is their authority. • Where …is the source. • When …did this originate.

  7. 1 9 18 2 10 19 3 11 20 26 4 12 21 5 14 22 27 6 15 23 7 16 24 28 8 17 25 Q.E.D.

  8. 1. Along what geographical feature are 17 Gwinnett schools built?

  9. HINT: Creekland MS, Dacula ES, Mill Creek HS, Osborne MS, Duncan Creek ES, Ft. Daniel ES, Freeman’s Mill ES, Collins Hill HS, Peachtree Ridge HS, Parsons ES, Hull MS, Duluth MS, Norcross HS, Peachtree ES, Monarch School, Ivy Creek ES, Jones MS

  10. ANSWER: The Eastern Continental Divide…running from Fort Daniel to Fort Standing Pitchtree

  11. 2. What is the connection between Shiloh HS and Gone With the Wind?

  12. HINT: Think of the Promised Land

  13. ANOTHER HINT: Think of Thomas McQuire See clipping in scrapbook

  14. ANSWER: Shiloh was the first stop for the Hebrews, in 1200 B.C., in their Promised Land. Margaret Mitchell frequently visited the Promised Land plantation.

  15. 3. How did Rockbridge ES earn its name?

  16. HINT: There is also a Rockbridge ES in DeKalb County.

  17. ANSWER: At the border between Gwinnett and DeKalb, in the summertime, there once was a natural rock ford across the Yellow River.

  18. 4. Where was Hull ELEMENTARY located ?

  19. HINT: Named after Richard Hull, as in Hull Middle School.

  20. ANSWER: Hull Elementary School was a six room school for African-American students located in western Gwinnett…prior to integration in 1966. It was located on the Hill in Duluth.

  21. 5.

  22. HINT:

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  24. 6.

  25. HINT:

  26. ANSWER:

  27. 7. How close did GCPS come to being the home school district for the capital of Georgia?

  28. HINT: Railroad Survey of 1835

  29. ANSWER: A site near the Atlanta Athletic Club was a finalist in the Railroad Survey of 1835 to determine the terminus of the railroad from Chattanooga.

  30. 8.

  31. HINT: The Creek Indians didn’t like the Cherokee Indians.

  32. ANSWER:

  33. 9. Why was there no East Gwinnett HS opened in 1958-59?

  34. HINT: Dacula is in East Gwinnett…

  35. ANSWER: …and was supposed to be included in the attendance zone for Central Gwinnett. The community took legal action to stop this.

  36. 10. What could have Collins Hill HS been named?

  37. HINT: Another school now has this name.

  38. ANSWER: Peachtree Ridge HS would have been a good name. Collins’ Hill is a part of the Peachtree Ridge.

  39. 11. Prior to desegregation (in 1966), where did African-American high school students attend school in Gwinnett?

  40. HINT: It is still a school today.

  41. ANSWER: Hooper-Renwick School.

  42. 12. What was the first GCPS to win a state athletic Championship?

  43. HINT: The town took it’s name from Decatur, and Atlanta.

  44. ANSWER: Dacula School won boys basketball championships in 1930, 1945, and 1975. The Dacula girls won a basketball championship in 1954. See clipping in scrapbook

  45. 14. What was the major obstacle in Duluth to the 1937 school consolidation?

  46. HINT: Cotton was king!

  47. ANSWER: Duluth did not want their tax dollars used to fund education in the poorer sections of Gwinnett in those days…Snellville in particular! (The Chairman of the Duluth Board’s name was….)

  48. 15. Who shot the school superintendent in the early 1900s?

  49. HINT: Another school superintendent.

  50. ANSWER: The Lawrenceville School Superintendent shot J.A. Bagwell, the Gwinnett School Superintendent.