Although Augusta escaped the ravages of Union troops during the Civil War, nature itself was not so kind. On a crossing of the Savannah River, the town was flooded many times before modern-day city planning redirected the water into a collection of small lakes and creeks. Now the current is so mild that citizens gather to send bathtub toys downstream every year in the annual Rubber Duck Race.
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Stroll among azalea-lined paths at this sweet city park. Stop at the Morris Museum of Art and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
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… and about the rise of Georgia’s textile industry at the Augusta Canal Discovery Center. Then take a canal cruise to a mill and 18th-century homes.
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Featuring the art and artists of the American South, the collection includes paintings, photographs and sculptures dating from the late 18th century.
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