Cannons Fire Up Old Clinton War Days

8:04 PM, May 2, 2010   |    comments
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Shot guns and cannon fire marked the start of war in Clinton Sunday. But it was a journey back in time to mark the Old Clinton War Days event.

The Old Clinton Historical Society reenacted the battle of Griswoldville, when the north came to Clinton and burned about a third of the town.

People also enjoyed some of the food and music vendors as they relived a part of history.

The event helps the historical society maintain some of the original properties that survived the fire in Clinton.

John Perkins says the event gives people an opportunity to look into the past.

"It's always important to remember your history and where you come from because if you forget that then what's the point for laying the ground work for your future," says Perkins.

Joel Lowery from Haddock say it is great for families.

"Its great because it gets your son or family together and you learn about history and it's just a lot of fun, beats staying home watching TV," say Lowery.

Before the Civil War, Clinton was once the county seat of Jones County and the fourth largest town in Georgia.



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