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See how geology changed the history of Roswell, this Saturday

September 8, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Roswell2014PosterSome would say the history of the city of Roswell, Georgia, began with the gold rush in North Georgia, but geologist Bill Witherspoon would say it began millions of years earlier, when the continents of Africa and North America collided, setting up the geologic events that led to the formation and discovery of that gold.

Witherspoon, a retired science educator and one of the authors of Roadside Geology in Georgia, will lead a walk along Vickery Creek near the Roswell historic district, this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. The walk will go down into the gorge and to the mill dam dating back to 1854. At 11:00 a.m., Witherspoon will present a talk at Bulloch Hall examining the geologic history of the area.

This weekend’s session is the first of many that Witherspoon will present this year. Register for this event and see a full calendar of events through next May at the Georgia Rocks web site.

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