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Community spotlight

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llijay, which is located in Gilmer County is the idyllic peaceful valley that is surrounded by majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Every Fall it is “The Pick” for everyone to enjoy being the “Apple Capital” of Georgia, providing more than 600,000 bushels of delicious mountain grown apples each year. What makes Ellijay more unique is the variety of outdoor recreational opportunities that makes it a great place for playing in wide open spaces. One hundred plus miles of single-track mountain biking trails have earned Gilmer County the official designation as Georgia’s “Mountain Biking Capital” No off season here, with maintained year-round trails that are kept by volunteers and biking associations. Trails like Bear Creek or Pinhoti offer six to ten mile rides for intermediate to advanced riders. The beautiful waterways of the Cartecay Rivers as they come together to form the Coosawattee River. Smaller creeks like Turniptown and Mountaintown offer outdoor enthusiasts another scenic backdrop. The Cartecay’s natural progression form flat-water to Class III rapids and many of the waterways have

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plenty of play spots for paddlers, kayaks, canoeing, or tubing. Nearby Carters Lake is one of the deepest reservoir lakes in the North Georgia Mountains, at a depth of 450 ft., surface area of 3,200 acres and 62 miles around the shore. The lake is fed by the Coosawattee River out of Ellijay and is located in both Gilmer and Murray Counties. The sparkling waters offer a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including camping, hiking, bird watching, boating, mountain biking, fishing, hunting and picnicking. Several campgrounds with many amenities are located around Carters Lake including Doll Mountain, Woodring Branch, and Harris Branch Beach. Hiking and biking trails are located in various areas around the lake. Big Acorn Trail (easy) begins at the Carters Lake Visitor Center that displays incredible views of the lake and information on area wildlife, flora, and fauna. Talking Rock Nature Trail (moderate) is one of the longest at two miles and boasts a variety of trees and ferns on the lake. Oak Ridge Nature Trail (moderate) is located in Woodring Branch Park and splits into two loops that are both about half mile www.mountainlakeguide.com | Fall 2020


walks. Tumbling Waters Nature Trail (easy/moderate) is off Ridgeway Park and overlooks the cascading waters of Tails Creek, just slightly over a mile. Hidden Pond Songbird Trail (easy) begins in various areas around the lake for the novice to the advanced to have a day to enjoy the scenic beauty. Local Agra-culture includes over six wineries in the Gilmer County area and each year the Winegrowers Association of Georgia hosts a Wine Highway Weekend. Fall brings Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, and the many apple orchards that open to the public. The picturesque valley along State Hwy. 52 East, known to locals as “Apple Alley”. Other apple orchards are located on Hwy. 76 North / S.R. 282 and Hwy. 515. They offer a year-round selection of baked goods, including apple pies, fritters, cookies, breads and local crafts. Orchard houses also include fresh grown local peaches, nectarines, produce, jams, ciders and juice. Several orchards feature “Pick Your Own Apples” and give you the full experience of the beauty and taste fresh from the tree. Discover the simple pleasures of small town life as Ellijay is a true “ Main Street” community where Fall 2020 | www.mountainlakeguide.com

you’ll find the town square beautifully accented with brick-lined sidewalks and a round-a-bout traffic circle by the courthouse. Quaint shops fill the downtown with antiques, art galleries and unique restaurants. Kids of all ages will enjoy the River Park on the banks of the Coosawattee River, which offers picnic areas, tennis courts and walking trails along the river. Whitepath offers an 18-hole golf course with driving range and practice green. If you like to explore the wilderness you will find miles of trails for hiking, biking, backpacking, camping and horseback riding including nearby Amicalola Falls and Fort Mountain State Park to experience this natural wonderland. Whether you are on vacation or a weekend getaway destination, “Pick” Ellijay to get a taste of mountain trails, beautiful waterways, and wide open spaces of recreational activities that will keep you coming back. For more information about Ellijay, call 706-334-2248 or visit www.GilmerChamber.com for your visit to Ellijay and surrounding areas. VACATION GUIDE in the Mountains | 7


Ellijay

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Some scholars believe that the formation could be attributed to pre-Columbian native Americans from around 500 A.D. and that it held a ceremonial or religious purpose. The ancient wall runs east to west and the alignment illuminates one side of the wall at sunrise and the other side at sunset as ancient Native American cultures often worshiped the sun. The myths of the culture who built it abound. Cherokee Indian culture speaks of a race of “moon-eyed” people who are said to have lived in Appalachia until the Cherokee expelled them.

Just outside Ellijay, traveling on State Road 52 to the Northwest, is a winding two lane road that ascends more than a thousand feet with sharp turns and pull-offs on both sides. Fort Mountain State Park’s entrance then takes you to the park office where you can get information about trails, camping, R.V. sites, and many activities, including hiking, backpacking, biking, picnicking, horse back riding, fishing, swimming, or geocoaching hidden treasures.

Another myth revolves around the Welsh prince Madoc, who purportedly sailed to America in 1170. The story asserts that Madoc’s colonists had intermarried with local Native Americans. These “Welsh Indians” were credited with the construction of a number of landmarks throughout the United States. For more information to Fort Mountain State Park, call 706-695-262

Fort Mountain takes its name from a peak that has remnants of a stone formation around part of that peak. These mysterious piles of non-native rock, many of them large, form a long discontinuous zig-zag wall that runs more than 928 feet and varies in height from two to six feet. The original construction and function of the formation as a fort is less accepted today and its origin remains unknown.

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Road Trip To

The BEST of Cornelia & Clarkesville From Atlanta, GA From Chattanooga, TN From Asheville, NC From Greenville, SC

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Drive to the quaint cities of Clarkesville and Cornelia to discover one of the most historic towns in northeast Georgia. Visitors are welcomed in both towns with walking friendly brick lined streets to see shops, restaurants, galleries, and antique stores to feel that small town atmosphere. Habersham County takes pride in it’s community by preserving history and natural resources of outdoor recreational parks. CLARKESVILLE Mauldin House - at the corner of E. Waters & Jefferson Street. This large Victorian cottage and adjacent millinery shop date from the late nineteenth century. It serves as Clarkesville’s Welcome Center and the beginning of a walking tour of the Greek, Gothic, Victorian, & Plantation style homes in this beautiful historical district. SCENIC HWY 197 Sam Pitts Park - beside the beautiful Soque River for walking trails, picnic, and playground. Soque River – This winding drive follows the unique tributary of the Chattahoochee River and is over 28 miles long. Use caution as you travel, as at one point on Scenic 197 there will be a dip in the road (clearly marked by a road sign) where the river can flow over the road, this is humorously known as a “Low Bridge”. Many trout fisherman love this watershed, as the Soque River‘s cold temperatures are the secret to the large Rainbow, Brook, & Brown trout that inhabit it. Batesville – has a General Store several area galleries of regional handmade arts and crafts. Mark

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of the Potter is a scenic and historic grist mill was built in the 1930’s and has a beautiful 25 foot falls from the Soque River that flow beside it. CORNELIA The Chenocetah Fire Tower is the last rockconstructed, working fire lookout tower in the east. Built by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) in 1936 for the Chattahoochee National Forest, the stone tower is 40 feet high and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Downtown Cornelia Train Depot as the original terminal was damaged in a fire, and rebuilt in 1914 to it’s current appearance. Inside the terminal is a museum of early railroad memorabilia, model of the Tallulah Falls train, and two restored cabooses by the depot. The “Big Red Apple,” stands near the train depot as a monument that is seven feet tall, 22 ft. in circumference and weighs 5200 lbs. It was shipped from Virginia in 1926 to celebrate the apple industry. Loudermilk Boarding House on Foreacre St. Built in 1908 and listed on The National Register of Historic Places features Joni Mabe’s Panoramic Encyclopedia of Everything Elvis. Lake Russell Recreational Area is situated along the peaceful shore of the 100-acre Lake Russell, this developed recreation area offers 42 campsites that accommodate both tent and RV camping and a picnic shelter with seating for 30 is available on a first come first serve basis. Hiking trails are available year-round and a 4.6 mile loop goes around the shore of this beautiful 100-acre lake. www.mountainlakeguide.com | Fall 2020


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Clarkesville

Hickory Flat Pottery

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

Functional pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber and wood art made by hand in the hills of North Georgia

“On the Square” – A Gallery with Unique Art from the Hills & Mountains of Northeast Georgia

13664 Hwy 197 N Clarkesville, GA 30523

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Hiawassee

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Hiawassee • Thai • Chinese • Sushi Bar • • Mongolian Grill • Japanese Steakhouse • Call 706-896-0508 for Curbside, Take-Out, or Delivery 1382 Hwy 76 West, Hiawassee, GA 30546

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Antique Mall Downtown Hiawassee 518 N Main Street Mon-Sat 10-5 • Sun 12-5

Largest Selection Over 8,000 sq ft

Antiques • Furniture • Glassware Pottery • Porcelain • Jewelry

Banquet facility available for large groups, rehearsal dinners, holiday gatherings, or any special function.

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Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials Beer, Wine & FULL BAR Dine In v Take Out v Catering Monday - Thursday 11:00am-8:30pm Friday & Saturday 11:00am-9:30pm Closed Sunday

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VACATION RENTALS 706-379-9929 Now Accepting Homes in Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge, Murphy, & Hayesville

GET AWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH GEORGIA & WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

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ATTENTION SECOND HOMEOWNERS: Would you like to get a good return on your investment? Majestic Mountain Getaways, Inc. is a full service lease management company that has been successfully managing rentals in this area for 15 years. All of the vacation homes on our program are marketed on VRBO, HomeAway, AirBnb and all the major vacation rental websites which feed reservations through our website so our calendars are 100% up to date.

www.MajesticMountainGetaways.com Search Homes, Get Price Quotes, Reserve & Pay Securely Online. Fall 2020 | www.mountainlakeguide.com

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FALLING FOR BLAIRSVILLE-UNION COUNTY

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www.VisitBlairsvilleGA.com

HIGH ABOVE THE HILLS,

just about cloud level, hides the rural North Georgia community encompassed by Blairsville-Union County. Far from the screeching strains of city life and even farther from morning rush hours and evening commutes, this mountain town hosts some of the finest eating, lodging, wineries, hiking, and waterfalls in all of Georgia. Here’s the best part: It’s a bit of a secret. Boasting camping, cabins, Lake Trahlyta and her waterfall, Vogel State Park, one of Georgia’s oldest and finest parks, is reason alone to visit. But Blairsville also sits as an anchor to Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest peak, as well as Blood Mountain whose views will leave you breathless. Hankering for a hike? Jump on a stretch of the infamous Appalachian Trail, hunt for arrowheads as you walk the Arkaquah Trail, or take a walk through Sosebee Cove where some of the regions largest trees stand sentinel preserving the surrounding forest. Lake Winfield Scott and Lake Nottely offer swimming, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, and some of the best fishing around.

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www.VisitDowntownBlairsville.com

Within a short drive of Blairsville are majestic waterfalls, mountain biking, and breathtaking vistas in every direction. After a day of adventure, head into town where you’ll be warmly greeted by locals whose roots run deep and whose hospitality is contagious. These mountain people roast amazing coffee, serve up incredible farm-totable eats, and grow grapes for native wines like nowhere you have ever been. It’s astounding to stop at the Farmer’s Market where the produce is piled in the back of pick-up trucks straight from the field where it was freshly harvested. Shopping is equally exciting as merchants offer locally crafted, oneof-a-kind items you just won’t find in any big box stores. Perhaps though, the thing that beckons travelers back to Blairsville-Union County time and again is simply that this community does more than ask you to come for a vacation. It quietly invites you to come fall in love all over again with a place that just feels like home. You won’t want to leave; we promise.

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Blairsville Logan Turnpike Mill

Antique Mill Producing

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Blairsville Pickers Barn The Most Unique Shopping Experience in North Georgia

Over 150 Vendors • 25,000 sq. ft. Mall

Antiques - Collectibles - Quilts Furniture - Coins - Fine Jewelry Glassware - Pottery - Paintings - Yard Art Crafts - Antique Signs Military & Civil War Items - Cowhides

Buy - Sell - Trade

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Blairsville Blairsville’s Everyday Gift Shop Classical. Whimsical. Unexpected. 6 B Town Square • Blairsville

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RV Sites Tent Sites Cabins Fishing Swimming Walking Trails Playgrounds Hayrides Horseback Riding Kids’ Horse Camps Riding Lessons

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706-258-3737 866-4Cabins (422-2467)

240 West Main Street Blue Ridge, GA 30513

SouthernComfortCabinRentals.com

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Blue Ridge A chef-driven fusion eatery with Southeast Asian influences featuring a unique twist on noodle soup, rice bowls, summer rolls, pot stickers, lettuce wraps, beer, wine, and more!

257 E. Main St • Blue Ridge, GA

Full Service Casual Dining // Scratch-Made Kitchen

// 706-946-5560

southofnorth.square.site

Organic ingredients, premium meats, gluten free, vegetarian, & vegan options! 587

// @southofnorthblueridge

Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides AT HELL’S HOLLOW ADVENTURE OUTPOST

Great For The Whole Family Baby Goats * Fishing Pond Gem Mining

See Beautiful Overlooks & Ride through a Creek 1 Hr. Ride: $38

590

319 HELL’S HOLLOW RD • 706. 408. 7433 •

blueridgemountaintrailrides.com

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Blue Ridge Bring your Adventure bike or dual sport and experience the best in off-road tours!

404-276-0179

motoxadventures.com 598

One day tours start at $180! Now Taking FALL Bookings

Photo by: Chris Hefferen

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Blue Ridge So Much More than a Bird Seed Store Monthly Seminars & Bird Walks

INDOOR

Mini GOLF and Arcade

Home of the EXCLUSIVE Birdman’s Blend Bird Seed

We have implemented numerous safety measures to keep you and your family as safe as possible.

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OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK 12-5pm Closed Tuesdays

Bird Feeders, Bird Houses, Seed & Suet Hummingbird Feeders & Supplies, Bird Baths & Fountains, Garden Decor, Weather Vanes, Chimes, Tilley Hats, Vortex Binoculars, Birding & Hiking Books 706-254-2473 • 611 E Main St, Blue Ridge

535

592

Open Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 8pm

CARROLL’S BARBEQUE

39 Lance Street, Suite 1, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

(706) 946-1126 550

SMOKED QUALITY MEATS! RIBS & BRISKET PULLED PORK & CHICKEN SMOKED WINGS & TURKEY

DINE IN OR CARRY OUT www.carrollsbarbeque.com Fall 2020 | www.mountainlakeguide.com

PRIME RIB SATURDAYS Starting at 5:00pm

WILL DELIVER for Catered Events

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Blue Ridge

549

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Relax ~ Breathe ~ Enjoy ~ Distance

706.632.7891

Wed & Thurs 11:30 am - 9:00 pm Fri & Sat 11:30am - 9:30 pm Sunday 11:30am - 8:00 pm Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

8055 Aska Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

out Fresh Local Tr ” Steaks Choice “Angus Salmon Fresh Atlantic Open Dining Room ys Available wa Al Meals to Go Open w River Rest No Seating with Outdoor

www.ToccoaRiversideRestaurant.com

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HELEN

Hofbrauhaus

Helen, GA • Est. 1976

Downt atta own on the Ch

Casual Outdoor Dining Pet Friendly! Live Music on Weekends

~ Easy walk to shops, restaurants, and attractions ~ Riverfront Rooms with Private Balconies ~ Fireplace / Whirlpool Suites ~ Heated pool ~ Meeting/Party rooms

9001 North Main St | Helen, GA FREE Parking for Guests

Open 7 days a week, 11am - 9pm

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706-878-2271 33 Munich Strasse • Helen, GA www.Helendorf.com

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Offering the largest variety of beers, wines and spirits throughout North Georgia.

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M-Th 9am-9pm Fri & Sat 9am-10pm • Sun 12:30-8pm 50 Yonah Street • Helen, Georgia •located next to Betty’s Country Store

Largest liquor store in North GA • (706) 878-7050 • Fall 2020 | www.mountainlakeguide.com

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HELEN

Wildewood

In the heart of downtown, just off the beaten path behind Main Street shops. Listen for the windchimes! • Windchimes • Cabin, Lake, & Home Décor • Wedding & Baby Gifts • Clothing & Accessories • Agates & Geodes • Classic Toys • Walking Sticks • Jewelry • Knives: Case, Helle, Opinel, & More • Garden Décor

52 River St • Helen, GA 30545 • Open Daily 10am - 6pm www.wildewoodhelen.com 706-878-5373 • wildewoodshop@gmail.com facebook.com/wildewoodhelen instagram.com/wildewood_shop

Something for Everyone! 540

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HELEN visit

Helen, Georgia

the charm of Bavaria in the North Georgia Mountains

Attractions Outdoor Adventure Lodging Shopping Dining

helenchamber.com find us on

Oktoberfest Festhalle Friends

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Hansel & Gretel CA N DY K I TC H EN

800.524.3008 / 706.878.2443 EXPANDED FACTORY LOCATION with TWO VIEWING WINDOWS! NOW OFFERING: tours and custom chocolate bars and apples made to order!

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Two locations: 8651 Main Street 8078 S Main Street (the factory)

www.hanselandgretelcandyk itchen.com

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lindenhausimports.com 706.878.2357

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HELEN

LET’s RIDE Built by the top Alpine Coaster Manufacturer in the world!

Craft Micro Brewery & Restaurant

FIRST ALPINE COASTER IN GEORGIA

Casual Dining featuring Alaskan Wild Caught Seafood, Pizza, Chargrilled Burgers, Salads, and Appetizers. Our Own Brews + Full Bar

Fast and Fun • Family Friendly

Dine inside or on our rooftop deck overlooking Helen and the Chattahoochee River or enjoy your food and drink in our covered garden area with your furry friend. Plus Live Music!

CALL FOR HOURS

Mon-Sat 11am - 11pm • Sun 2pm - 9pm

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570 8409 S Main St Helen, GA 30545 info@georgiamountaincoaster.com

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Sautee Shop the Old Sautee Store

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Offering an extensive line of organic lavender bath & body items, culinary products, home products, local artisan goods, and more.

A glimpse back in time of a thriving general store operating for 144 years. Eat in our market, explore our museum, and enjoy shopping with us.

53 Hwy 255 N, Sautee, GA 30571 (706) 878-0100 261

2315 Hwy 17, Sautee, GA 30571 (706) 878-2281 • oldsauteestore.com

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SAUTEE NACOOCHEE

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Trojan Women

September 12

Cruise to the Museum

Main Stage Theater

Miles Through Time Automotive Museum

October 29

CLEVELAND

Cantabile

September 26 14th Annual Agri-Fest Freedom Park

October 31 Halloween at Babyland General Hospital Babyland General Hospital

DEMOREST September 10 - Oct. 1

Hardman Farm State Historic Site

Piedmont College Chapel

October 24

November 3

Farm Animal Fun Days 2020

Piedmont Conservatory Strings

Hardman Farm State Historic Site

Piedmont College Chapel

November 12 Piedmont College Singers

HELEN September 26-27

Linda Anderson & Ken Woodall

Helen’s Alpine Village Arts & Craft Show

Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art

Main Street Park

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Farm Animal Fun Days 2020

October 31 Trunk or Treat & Carnival Sautee Nacoochee Center

November 7 Farm Animal Fun Days 2020 Hardman Farm State Historic Site

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Cleveland 16 Old Nacoochee Road Cleveland, GA 30528 706-865-3666

Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads, Desserts Dine daily inside or on the porch

NEW HOURS Closed Monday Lunch Only Sun,Tues, and Wed 11-2:30 pm Open 11-8 Thurs-Sat Online Ordering at www.creeksidedeli.com

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706-865-6772 | 3083 Helen Hwy, Cleveland, GA 30528 Heart-shaped jacuzzi tubs Gas log fireplaces Pets welcome Satellite TV, DVD Full kitchens / kitchenettes Porches with rocking chairs Creekside Cabins 5 miles south of Helen

www.gabbyscabins.com

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Clayton

DON’T MISS THESE EVENTS at the RABUN COUNTY CIVIC CENTER! Community Market of Rabun County Saturdays thru Oct 31 9am - 1pm All locally grown & made! Produce, honey, baked goods, artists & crafters.

Fall Festival October 24 5pm - 8pm Bring the family out for some fun!

Holiday Market & Festival of Trees Fri, November 27 • 10am - 5pm Sat, November 28 • 10am - 3pm Unique & one-of-a-kind gifts, all made by local artists & crafters. Silent bidding on fully decorated trees. A fundraiser benefitting: Another Chance Pet Rescue & Sanctuary

583

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201 West Savannah Street Clayton, GA 30525

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clayton Cottages & Inn Cottages & Motel Rooms

18 Motel Drive Clayton, GA 30525

Celebrating 20 Years of Personal Service as The Gem of the Mountains! Rated #1

5 Star Rated

Escape to the Smokies

NOW OPEN • Local Jams & Jellies • Walking Sticks • Trail Maps • Collegiate Gifts • Bird Houses

• Corinthian Chimes • Boyd’s Bears • Native American Jewelry • Old Fashioned Candy • Jim Shore Figurines

706.746.5899

Hwy 441, Dillard, GA 30537

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Come Stay With Us 706-782-9568 706-490-2844 mountainairecottages.com Mention the Vacation Guide STAY 4 NIGHTS GET 10% OFF ENTIRE STAY Cottages have full kitchens, washers, dryers, nice views, some w/jacuzzi’s, fireplaces, & decks. Free WiFi & Cable TV, Walk to Town! 472

Fall calendar of Events Please verify Event Dates in case of Rescheduling Calendar Continued from Pg 37

October 24

BLUE RIDGE

Fall Festival

Georgia State Clogging Festival

ELLIJAY

October 9-17

September 12

Blackberry Creek Artists The Art Center

September 25-27

Blue Ridge Mountains Parade of Homes

Blue Ridge & Surrounding Fannin County Areas

Roots & Boots 90’s Electric Throwdown Tour

October 30

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

October 17

Georgia Link, Jur. Gilmer Arts Playhouse

Cars and Coffee - Cruise-In Automotive Social Even Riverside pavillion

Clayton

HIAWASSEE

Community Market of Rabun County

Mile-Long Yard Sale

Saturdays through October 31

September 25-26

Rabun County Civic Center

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

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October 10

Riverside pavillion

October 31

The Art Center

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Cars and Coffee - Cruise-In Automotive Social Event

Downtown Cherry Log

SAAG National Juried Show

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival

September 26

October 3-11

October 3-November 13

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Rabun County Civic Center

Totally 80’s Totally Murder Dinner Theatre & Auction

Cherry Log Fall Festival

October 3

Ronnie Milsap/John Conlee

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

October 24

Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

TALLULAH FALLS October 31

Trunk or Treat for Halloween Tallulah Gorge State Park

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clayton / dillard / long creek, sc

POOL • HBO • AARP • AAA FREE Continental Breakfast Restaurant High-Speed Internet 54 Hwy 441 North, Clayton, GA 706.782.4258 • 888.225.3297 wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn

BISTRO CAMPSITES • DISTILLERY EVENTS • WEDDINGS TINY HOMES FARM STORE • U-PICK FRUIT

595

552

FREE Continental Breakfast High-Speed Internet Picnic Area Barbeque Grills

454 Damascus Church Rd • Long Creek, SC 864.647.9768 • chattoogabellefarm.com

698 Hwy 441 South, Clayton, GA 706.782.4702 • 888.315.2378 redlion.com/americas-best-value-inn

LA CABAÑA

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553

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23 441 Larry McClure Hwy Ledford Rd

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Royalty Ln

THREE LOCATIONS: 7052 Hwy 441, Ste 104 Dillard, GA 30537 706-746-0058

128 Duvall St, Suite C Clayton, GA 30525 706-212-2834

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lacabana-restaurant.com

Fran Colony Rd

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10% OFF with this coupon

189 Greenwood Drive

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AREA DIRECTORY Dining Blairsville

Cabin Coffee Co. 44A Town Square

Cleveland

Creekside Deli 16 Old Nacoochee Road

706-745-0073 Inside dining or casual dining on the porch. restaurantsclevelandga.com

Just be Happy & enjoy Fresh Roasted Coffee daily. Breakfast - pastries, rolls, bagels, Lunch –soup,salad, sandwiches. cabincoffeecompany.com

G & G Bakery & Cafe 262 HWY 515 E

Jim’s Smokin’ Que 4971 Gainesville Hwy

Nani’s Cuban Restaurant 51 D Earnest Street

Ellijay

Sawmill Place Restaurant 1150 Pat Haralson Drive

See pg 21

Blue Ridge

Carroll’s Barbeque 39 Lance St, Suite 1

trackrock.com

shanesribshack.com

Helen

Blauer Wolf Brewery (706) 745-0010 369 Edelweiss Strasse

See pg 22

Hofbrauhaus 706-745-1250 9001 North Main Street

Cabin Rentals

See pg 42

Great Selection of German beer - Authentic German Food - Serving Lunch and Dinner 706-946-5560 Families Welcome

See pg 31

Clayton America’s Best Value Inn 698 Hwy 441S

706-782-4702

Free continental breakfast, high-speed internet, picnic areas, and barbeque grills AmericasBestValueInn.com

See page 42

706-782-4258

54 Hwy 441N Pool, HBO, AARP, AAA, Free continental breakfast, restaurant, and high-speed internet DaysInn.com

See page 42

Mountain Aire Cottages & Inn 706-782-9568 See pg 34 18 Motel Drive

Upscale, Affordable, Casual, Comfortable Charm. Centrally located to everything! All beautifully Asiano Restaurant 706-896-0508 decorated and themed. All carefully crafted and maintained to your High Standards. 1382 Highway 76 West MountainAireCottages.com See pg 40 See pg 26 Thai, Chinese, Sushi Bar, Mongolian Grill, and Japanese Steakhouse. Dine-in or carry-out.

Clayton

Hiawassee

asianorestaurant.com

La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant Young Harris 128 Duvall Street 706-212-2834 Brother’s at Willow Ranch Offering you a wide variety of central Mexico’s 6223 US Highway 76 cuisine & a touch of California/Texas style dishes. lacabana-restaurant.com

See pg 48

Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals 240 W. Main Street 866-4CABINS

See pg 3 Days Inn

See pg 30

Vietnamese Fusion Eatery in Blue Ridge, GA. Serving Pho, Naan Mi, Hanoi Sliders, Summer Rolls, and more for Dinner with Beer/Wine. Full Service Casual Dining. Scratch-Made Kitchen. southofnorth.square.site

See pg 47

Ridge Mountains.

Offering you a wide variety of central Mexico’s 706-946-1126 cuisine & a touch of California/Texas style dishes..

theheidelberghelen.com

MountainTopCabinRentals.com

706-878-3456 southerncomfortcabinrentals.com

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant 706-632-7891 The Old Heidelberg Restaurant 8055 Aska Road Dine on the River. Fine dining at its best in Blue 706-878-0061 8660 N. Main St (White Horse Square) Ridge. South of North 257 East Main Street

escapetoblueridge.com

See pg 32 Find Quality Time With Us in the Beautiful Blue

Creating and serving excellent food. Ribs, Brisket, Pork, Chicken, Wings, Turkey, and More! Paul’s Steakhouse 706-878-2468 Delivery for catered events. Dine in or carry out. 8537 South Main Street Private parties available. Eat, drink, dance! Casual Fine Dining & Lounge carrollsbarbeque.com see pg 29 overlooking the ‘Hooch’ in Downtown Helen.

toccoariversiderestaurant.com

offer the value and convenience of a spacious, fully-furnished home versus a hotel room.

Mountain Top Cabin Rental 866-402-2246 See pg 36 44 Boardtown Road, Blue Ridge 706-878-2248 Where upscale meets down to earth.

Like us on Facebook

paulssteakhouse.com

866-618-2521

All Escape to Blue Ridge rentals, whether

See pg 23 La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant

lacabana-restaurant.com

Blue Ridge

907-435-9653 two-bedroom retreats or resort-style mansions,

A quaint family restaurant offering German and American fare. Outdoor seating overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Pet Friendly.

8160 South Main St

See pg 22

See pg 8 Escape to Blue Ridge Vacation

Craft micro brewery and restaurant featuring casual dining, deck dining with a view of Helen and the Chattahoochee River. Full bar & live music. Pet friendly covered garden!

A destination for all hungry mountain travelers. Cooked-to-order breakfast and country-style meats and vegetables. Like us on Facebook

Majestic Mountain Getaways 706-379-9929 590 Main Street 877-379-9929

Open Year Round. Fully Furnished Cabins. Campsites with Water/Electric. Full Hookup & 706-635-7427 Pull-thru Sites.

We’re the place to go for the best BBQ, ribs, chicken and more. See our ad for coupons!

At Nani’s Restaurant, we serve home cook food with a Spanish flair! A combination of home cook food, with Cuban and Puerto Rican cusine. Like us on Facebook nanisdeliandmore.com

Blairsville Get away to the mountains of North Georgia and Western North Carolina!

Dillard

See pg 23 Shane’s Rib Shack 706-835-7427 289 Highland Crossing

Your place for Award winning BBQ, Baby Back ribs, Smoked Chicken, Smoked Turkey & the fixins. jimssmokinque.com

See pg 38

Lodging

La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant See pg 17 7052 Hwy 441, Suite 104 706-746-0058 MajesticMountainGetaways.com See pg 21 Offering you a wide variety of central Mexico’s Trackrock Campground & Cabins 706-745-0748 cuisine & a touch of California/Texas style 706-745-2420 dishes. lacabana-restaurant.com See pg 42 141 Trackrock Campground Rd.

Salads - Breads Made Fresh Daily - Sandwiches - Donuts - Daily Specials - Wide Selection of Coffees - Free WI-FI

706-865-3666

See pg 15

Ellijay

Mountain Oasis 706-276-4343 706-379-1272 14224 Hwy. 515 N. Suite 200

Accommodations you can count on, from the We offer award-winning foods at affordable and cleanliness to the quality, we strive to “Wow” our guests each and every time! family-friendly prices. Catering also available.

See pg 42 brothersatwillowranch.com

See pg 16 mountainoasiscabinrentals.com

See pg 2


Hayesville, NC

Blue Ridge

Helen

706-633-0466 Alpine Speedway Slot Car Racing 828-389-3241 2nd Story Entertainment 706-878-0111 733 East Main Street Suite C 8016 South Main Street, Ste A2 Indoor 18 hole mini-golf features a variety of This 13 acre, quaint RV/Park Model Village is Sundowner RV Village 42 Sundowner Circle

nestled under a grove of majestic oaks catering to the adult camper (55+) as a haven for peace, quiet and tranquility. sundownerrvvillage.net

Helen Gabby’s Country Cabins 3083 Helen Highway

See pg 16

Featuring the LARGEST slot car road course in the USA, the Alpine Speedway brings you fun and entertainment for the whole family. 2 indoor See pg 29 tracks to choose from with various speed/ experience levels for each. Let’s go racing!

themes throughout 9 rooms. Giant tic-tac-toe, darts, and checkers, to larger than life Connect Four plus an arcade, drinks, and ice cream. 2ndstoryentertainment.com

Blue Ridge Mtns. Art Center 706-632-2144 alpinespeedway.com 420 West Main Street GA Mountain Coaster We are devoted to bringing new exhibits, new 706-865-6772 8409 S. Main St events, and new programs to our community

Home of the Heart-Shaped Jacuzzi! Often imitated, never duplicated. gabbyscabins.com

See pg 38

Heidi Motel & Windmill Suites 8820 North Main Street 706-878-2689

Feel the thrill of riding down the mountain and

through art and culture.

See pg 28 through the woods in beautiful alpine Helen, GA.

blueridgearts.net

Our alpine coaster is fun for all ages.

Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides GeorgiaMountainCoster.com See pg 36 319 Hells Hollow Rd 706-408-7433 Outpost Gold & Gem Panning Co.7901 Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides will take you 706-878-5065 on a guided tour of these beautiful mountains! South Main Street

Our family will make every effort to ensure that Here you can let your inner cowboy or buckaroo shine! your stay here is memorable. Located just steps blueridgemountaintrailrides.com See pg 26 from downtown shopping and dining. heidimotel.com

Helendorf River Inn 33 Munich Strasse

See pg 33 Moto X Adventures

404-276-0179

Blue Ridge, GA 706-878-2271 Experience the best back roads, wilderness

Just a few minute walk to restaurants, shops, and night life. Offering suites by the river. helendorf.com

and scenic beauty in the gorgeous mountains of GA, NC, & TN on your ADV/DS bike with an experienced rider guide.

See pg 32 motoxadventures.com

The Lilly Pad Village 24 Adelaide Drive

Hiawassee

outpostgoldandgem.com

Hiawassee

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Music Hall Road 706-896-4191 Offering a wide-variety of unique venues and beautiful year-round camping facilities.

Morganton

Tank Town USA 10408 Appalachian Hwy.

Clarkesville

Clarkesville Lanes 706-839-7467 tanktownusa.com The Retreat at Hiawassee River 583 Grant St 15 Cabin Drive 706-896-7400 A great place for serious bowlers or the whole North Georgia’s Premier Destination Venue with Cabin Rentals • Weddings • Family & Corporate Events + Barn Chapel, Clubhouse, and Reception Space that can host any event up to 150 guests

family. Featuring Cosmic Bowling on Fri & Sat nights and dining anytime at the Grant Street Grill.

hiawasseecabins.com

Clayton

See pg 14

Long Creek, SC

See pg 33

See pg 14

706-633-6072

See pg 27 The ultimate heavy equipment playground and the #1 thing to do in Blue Ridge, GA. Drive a military tank, military trucks or construction equipment.

Get away to the mountains of North Georgia and lillypadvillage.com Western North Carolina! See pg 17

Gold & Gem Mining, Group Parties, Fossils, Fun. Get hands on lessons from our trained and helpful staff.

See pg 28 GeorgiaMountainFairgrounds.com

706-534-1317

Majestic Mountain Getaways 706-379-9929 Gem Mining, Mini golf, and fishing. A family 590 Main Street 877-379-9929 attraction that is fun for all ages.

MajesticMountainGetaways.com

See pg 33

Shopping Batesville

See pg 13 Hickory Flat Pottery

clarkesvillelanes.com

See pg 30

13664 Hwy 197 North

706-947-0030

Functional pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber and wood art made by hand in the hills of North Georgia.

Rabun County Civic Center 706-212-2149 hickoryflatpottery.com See pg 12 201 W Savannah St Chattooga Belle Farm 864-647-9768 Great venues in the Northeast Georgia MounBlairsville 454 Damascus Church Road tains to accommodate any kind of gathering. Blairsville Pickers Barn (Georgia Pickers) Chattooga Belle Farm is a 200 acre farm located Conveniently located in downtown Clayton. 706-745-0097 in Long Creek, SC. The farm features a U-Pick rabuncountyeventvenues.com See pg 39 27 Orbit Drive operation for fresh produce and a large event barn perfect for weddings. chattoogabellefarm.com

blairsvillepickersbarn.com

See pg 42 North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm

2912 Paradise Valley Road 706-348-7279 Farmers Daughters 307D Cleveland St Come see the baby animals!

Recreation

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Blairsville

Ellijay

Trackrock Campground & Cabins 706-745-2420 141 Trackrock Campground Rd.

Red Apple Barn 3379 Tails Creek Rd

Horseback Riding - Hiking/Walking Trails Fishing - Swimming - Summer Horse Camps - Hayrides trackrock.com

Antiques, Collectibles Furniture, Coins, Jewelry, Glassware, Pottery, & Lots More! Buy-Sell-Trade

Cleveland

Farmers Daughters is an upscale consignment shop with ladies and childrens clothing. We also have local artists that display their beautiful handiwork. FREE GIFT with $30 purchase or 706-635-5898 more & coupon.

Come out and experience a fun day at the farm. Enjoy a wagon ride behind the tractor up to the apple orchard where you can pick several varieties of apples.

See pg 22 redapplebarn.com

See pg 21

706-994-1990

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From Me 2 U 6B Town Square

See pg 20

706-745-8486

Blairsville’s everyday gift shop.

See pg 9 Follow us on Facebook

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AREA DIRECTORY Logan Turnpike Mill 80-B Town Square

800-84-GRITS Discount Spirits (47487) 50 Yonah St.

Quality STONE-GROUND whole-grain products from the mountains of North Georgia. Fresh baked goods. Open Tuesday - Saturday. loganturnpikemill.com

Discount Spirits of Helen, located in scenic Helen, Georgia, offers the largest variety of beers, wines and spirits throughout North Georgia.

See pg 20 Like us on Facebook

Hansel & Gretel Sugar Magnolia Gifts & Interiors 267 Cleveland St 706-230-9100 8651 Main Street 8078 South Main Street Gifts for every occasion, Birthday, Weddings, Anniversary, New Baby, and Holidays. Beautiful home interiors to make your house a home. Like us on Facebook

Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Bird Seed Co 611 E Main St, Blue Ridge

Pezrok 524 E. Main Street

706-878-2443 Like us on Facebook 706-878-7704 See pg 35

706-878-2357

Imports from Europe, Scandanavia, and around 706-254-2473 the world.

Clarkesville

Elizabeth Co 1419 Washington St

706-994-1497

See pg 16

SPAS Ellijay

Imbali Wellness Spa 58 North Main St

706-273-7721

Rest. Relax. Renew in our beautiful day spa in

See pg 35 downtown Ellijay. Booking facials and massage

lindenhausimports.com

appointments with our licensed therapists.

Tim’s Wooden Toys 706-878-1842 Like us on Facebook 8635 Main St, Unit 8, Swiss German Plaza We play all the time.

timswoodentoyshop.com

Wildewood General Store See pg 29 52 River Street

See pg 35

706-878-5373

Stroll down the alley to experience Wildewood.

See pg 5

Tourism Blairsville

Blairsville-Union Co Chamber of Commerce Georgia’s #1 Outdoor Destination. Call or go

706-632-6036 Shopping w/benches on the porch for those who online for a free Visitor’s Guide!

want to sit a spell or play a game of checkers. Neither painter nor sculptor can surpass nature’s Like us on Facebook See pg 34 artistry. More than just an upscale “rock shop.” We celebrate Earth’s terrestrial treasures in a Hiawassee setting as exceptional as nature itself. pezrok.com

Essence of Rose 1759 Hwy 17

Wonderful organic & natural handcrafted skin care soaps- lotions etc. Boutique clothes, fashion jewelry. Gourmet Foods & Inspirational 800-524-3008 Gifts, Candles

HanselandGretelCandyKitchen.com

8669 North Main Street

Young Harris

See pg 33

Visit our other location- 8078 S. Main St in Helen

See pg 23 Lindenhaus Imports

We’re a small non-franchise bird store, dedicated to helping people learn about bird feeding the RIGHT way and have more fun while they do it. We test new products and stock only what works. We guarantee what we sell and stand behind our products and recommendations. Blueridgebirdseed.com

706-878-7050

See pg 30

Creekside General Store 2955 Hwy 76 East

Proudly sponsoring festivals, shows, concerts, visitdowntownblairsville.com

Clayton

See pg 15 ExploreRabun

CreeksideGeneralStore.com

Hiawassee Antique Mall 518 N. Main Street

See pg 18

Blairsville Downtown Development Auth. 62 Blue Ridge Street

706-896-9448 parties and events in Blairsville, Georgia!

Gifts, Flags, Pottery, Candles, Cabin Decor, Wind Chimes, Outdoor Furniture, T-Shirts, Jewelry, 706-754-2787 Local Handmade Items, and so much more!

We are a unique place to join others that have the same passion for the look and feel of the Days Gone By, including antiques, vintage, primitives, shabby-chic, furniture, handmade items, gifts, a ladies clothing boutique & General Store!

VisitBlairsvilleGA.com

10 Seed Tick Rd (Hwy 441N)

See pg 18

706-960-9865

706-896-0587 Rabun County is know for outdoor recreation.

With three State Parks, three major lakes and the wild and scenic Chattooga River, there is endless opportunity for fun and adventure. You hiawasseeantiquemall.com See pg 16 can also enjoy a leisurely horseback ride, a tour ElizabethAndCo.weebly.com See pg 13 of one of our award-winning wineries or many The Shoppes at Tater Ridge 706-896-3559 charming shopping and dining experiences. As Soque Artworks 706-754-2449 715 North Main Street the Farm-to-Table capital of Georgia, we invite 1440 Washington Street Your one stop destination for a unique shopping you ExploreRabun and all we have to offer! 100+ artists, 25+ different media: pottery, folk experience! Always Christmas, Insparations explorerabun.com See pg 41 art, wood carvings, painting, photography, Book Store, Hen’s Nest, & Classy Chick jewelry, gourd work, fiber art, turned and flat alwayschristmas.com See pg 15 Cornelia wood works, and metal crafts. SoqueArtWorks.com

Over 8000 sq. ft. of antiques, furniture, glassware, pottery and porcelain.

See pg 12 TATA on Main

401 S. Main St

Dillard

706-896-0567 Habersham Chamber of Commerce 706-778-4654

Upscale clothes sizes (6 to 3/4X ) shoes and purses, gifts, small furniture, garden/home

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the natural beauty of the area and our

Sautee-Nacoochee

Helen

Country Junction General Store decor. Consignments by appointment only. distinct four seasons attract many tourists. Highway 441 North 888-702-0642 tataonmain.com See pg 16 habershamchamber.com See pg 11 Local Jams & Jellies - Walking Sticks - Trail Maps - Stained Glass - Country Gifts - Quilts Bird Houses - Corinthian Chimes

Helen

Charlemagne’s Kingdom 8808 N. Main St

Old Sautee Store See pg 40 2315 GA Highway 17

706-878-2281 Helen Chamber of Commerce 1074 Edelweiss Dr 706-878-1908

Visit for a glimpse back in time. Experience a thriving general store operating for 144 years. 706-878-2200 Eat in our market, explore our museum, and enjoy shopping with us.

A re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. helenchamber.com

See pg 35

Sky Valley This exhibit is really a marvelous Alpine Model Railroad depicting a modern Germany from “The The Lavender Cottage & Garden City of Sky Valley 706-746-2204 North sea to the Alps.” Murals, Gingerbread 53 Hwy 255 N 706-878-0100 3444 Hwy. 246 Houses & German Dancers. Visit our website for an online visitor’s guide. Aromatherapy, bath, body home and culinary. georgiamodelrailroad.com

sauteestore.com

See pg 33 thelavendercottageandgarden.com

See pg 37

See pg 37 skyvalleyga.com

See pg 43


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