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New Echota--Cherokee Nation Capital

Let’s take a photo visit to Georgia’s Native American past. We will meet at the New Echota Historic Site where the Cherokee Nation established its capital in 1825.  This historic village, now a Georgia state park, contains 12 original and reconstructed buildings including the Council House, Court House, and Print Shop where the first Indian language newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix, was printed.  There will be opportunities to photograph both outside and inside some of these building, as well as additional homes, outbuildings, corn cribs, and barns.

The park visitor fee is $6.50 (Seniors $6.00).

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  • Crista

    I always like to go to new places and I did not know about this existed. The weather was very pleasant and lunch was fun.

    February 25, 2014

  • Mary M.

    I enjoyed this trip very much

    February 25, 2014

  • Calvin H.

    Had a great time! I am so impressed with the creative vision expressed by all of the pictures that have been posted. There is much I can learn from this group.

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • Karen M.

    I had a great time. Nice lunch and enjoyed getting to know the group a little better. Learned a lot. Mostly I've got to kick my creativity up a bit. Some of the pics are awesome!

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great job everyone, the images look great; hated that I missed out on it but after flying back into town from Dallas, there was no way that I would have made it.

    February 23, 2014

  • Carolyn M.

    So sorry I didn't get to have lunch. I had another commitment in the city, and actually missed it because I was on I-75S for 2.5 hours trying to get home. Look forward to seeing everyone on Friday. It was a great outing! Thanks to the organizers.

    February 23, 2014

  • Elaine B.

    It was a great place to visit. I had a great time with everybody and was able to get a lot of tid-bits from everybody. Thanks guys for another great meet-up,

    February 23, 2014

  • Sonal S.

    I had fun shooting this historic site. But was not satisfied with the 2 hour time frame, in which also some of us wasted 15-20 mins waiting for the event hosts to meet us at the visitor center. But to know later that they were already in. Should mention specifically if hosts will not be meeting at the entrance gates of any such locations. I was there at 5mins to 10 and there were other people already waiting for 15 mins.

    Otherwise it was a great day and location, also had fun with group later at lunch.

    February 22, 2014

    • Karen S.

      Hi Sonal, Your point is well taken. My sincere apologies to you and the others who waited at the visitor center. I got there early and went in intending to look around and go back out to meet folks around 10 AM, but got caught up in taking photos. I know that is not an excuse, but I offer it as an explanation. In the future, I will be sure to meet the group as planned. Thanks for letting me know of the problem.

      1 · February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank You all for such a wonderful time. It was nice meeting the ones that came and hope to in the future meet up with many more.

    February 22, 2014

  • Calvin H.

    I learned a lot about the Cherokee Indians that I didn't know and enjoyed the photographic exploration of the site. Hopefully, also got a few good shots

    February 22, 2014

  • L M.

    Could not have asked for a better day!! The site was interesting and much to photograph.

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Ronald R.

    Sorry I can't attend. Health issues.

    February 21, 2014

    • Elaine B.

      Ron. I hope you feel better soon. Take care.

      February 22, 2014

    • L M.

      Ron, I didn't hear of this until we were up there and, I asked, "Where's Ron??" That's when I heard that you were under the weather. Hope you're feeling better real soon!!

      February 22, 2014

  • Chad B.

    I enjoyed the location, was a bit challenging, but certainly worth the trip.

    February 22, 2014

  • Laurel

    Sorry, I was not able to attend today.

    February 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. I will not be able to attend. I look forward to seeing your pictures.

    February 22, 2014

  • Perry

    Sorry I have to sit this one out hope all enjoy the day !!

    February 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just got back into Atlanta tonight from Dallas and checking on a few wedding gigs. If I can make it I will meet you all out there; if not, I looking forward to seeing your images.

    February 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want be able to attend

    February 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you ever are in Decatur...I would love to come. Still don't know my way around Atlanta yet.

    February 21, 2014

  • Ed Z.

    Sorry I had to cancel. I had something come up that I have to take care of. I will try to get up there on my own someday.

    February 20, 2014

  • Chad B.

    I'm near stonecrest mall and can take 2 riders. If interested please email me @ [masked] and we'll coordinate time/place. Will be at the mall.

    February 17, 2014

    • Chad B.

      I've got room for one more coming from stonecrest. Let me know at the email address above. Thanks.

      February 17, 2014

    • Chad B.

      Last call! If anyone is interested in carpooling from stonecrest, reach me at the email address above. - Chad

      February 19, 2014

  • Elaine B.

    I am excited to get together with everyone again. I have not been to Echota is quite a few years. I look forward to also meeting the new members

    February 18, 2014

  • Carolyn M.

    Is this mountainous terrain? I don't do mountain driving and not sure of the folks that I will be traveling with. I am OK doing highway driving, but 2-lane mountainous roads make me cringe.

    February 17, 2014

  • Mary M.

    Laurel
    I will need a address to find you. I am new to the area and use my GPS a lot

    February 17, 2014

    • Laurel

      Mary, thank you for your offer, I am riding with another member, I'll see you there.

      February 17, 2014

    • Mary M.

      Ok see you

      February 17, 2014

  • Calvin H.

    I think I might go up and stay the night before, Friday, at Calhoun. Be a much shorter drive Saturday morning. Anyone have an idea of about how long we might be at New Echota?

    February 17, 2014

    • L M.

      The photo shoot is 88 miles from my house, so I did get a motel room in Calhoun and will go up the day before. I am NOT an early morning person, so being there on time for me would be a joke!!!

      February 17, 2014

    • Calvin H.

      Ok, I'm at the Baymont, might see you around town.

      February 17, 2014

  • Mary M.

    I live in Decatur a block or two from Ron. Where do you live?

    February 16, 2014

    • Laurel

      I'm at 285 and the the Chamblee Dunwoody Exit,

      1 · February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to come; but I fly back in from Texas on the 22nd. However, I look forward to seeing everyone's images.

    February 16, 2014

  • Laurel

    Looking forward to going to New Echota and I would like to carpool.

    February 16, 2014

  • Howard D.

    Funeral

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone! Unfortunately, I have a conflict that weekend and won't be able to join during this event. Rob (my mentor) and I have made alternative plans for our mentoring meeting. I hope everyone enjoys Echota!

    February 14, 2014

  • Mary M.

    I lost some information on a civil war enactment, I think,it is taking place in February here in Georgia. Does anyone know about this enactment ?

    January 31, 2014

    • Karen S.

      Hi Mary,

      January 31, 2014

    • Diana M.

      Google it, you'll probably find it

      January 31, 2014

  • Shelly E N.

    What side o town do folks live on so it can be possible for carpooling..im in gwinnet..I usually park at indian trail park n ride when I car pool.

    January 30, 2014

  • L M.

    Would any non-smoking lady/ladies be interested in sharing a motel room??? La Quinta has rooms for $65 a night. Calhoun is 88 miles from my house and to be there at 10am is just not going to happen for me!!!. It would be extra fun to go up there a day earlier and not have to bust ourselves to be there on time. Give it a thought and let me know. The sooner a reservation is made the better

    January 30, 2014

  • Calvin H.

    This would be my first outing with the group, looking forward to it.

    January 30, 2014

  • Chad B.

    I'm ok with a couple of carpoolers, as Ken said, as we get closer to the date, Arrangements can be made.

    January 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    anyone carpooling ? I like to catch a ride, will share for gas.

    January 28, 2014

    • Sonal S.

      I would like to carpool too. Will share for gas. Please let me know

      January 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello! Thanks for a Saturday outing!! This one looks great. I always enjoy getting out to places of history ! See ya'll there

    1 · January 29, 2014

    • Ronald R.

      OMG. It'll be good to see you. Bring Dorothy with you, and Denise if she has gotten home by then.

      January 29, 2014

  • L M.

    I would love to go............... All depends upon the weather........ Don't know yet

    January 28, 2014

    • Karen S.

      Though you never know about Georgia weather in the winter, could be 70 or could be freezing (as this week has shown), New Echota offers opportunities to photograph inside some of the buildings, so it isn't all outdoors.

      1 · January 29, 2014

  • Mary M.

    Yes I am coming. Coming from Colorado the Indian history is great

    January 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a great place you'll have fun.

    January 28, 2014

  • Marcia B.

    Sounds neat, but I'll be out of town. Have fun.

    January 28, 2014

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