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Wish You Were Here

On a recent trip to the North Georgia wine country for a friend’s nuptials, I had the pleasure to spend one crazy night in our fine state’s “Golden City.” Dahlonega earned this nickname not--as you might have imagined--for its modern day attractions where kids pan gold flecks and semi precious stones on weekend outings with mom and dad, but because it was the site of the first major American gold rush. These days, the area’s natural beauty, abundant wineries and rich history attract approximately 2 million visitors annually. But for a city that relies heavily on...

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