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Alpine Helen
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Popular tourist destination in Northeast Georgia

Helen, Georgia
Helen, Georgia
Popular North Georgia outdoor destination on the Chattahoochee River
Archaic Indians in Sautee-Nacoochee Valley
Archaic Indians in Sautee-Nacoochee Valley
Covers the first inhabitants of Sautee-Nachoochee Valley, Archaic and Woodlands Indian and the advanced Moundbuilders
Early Cherokee Influence
Early Cherokee Influence
The Cherokee move west to the valley in the early 1500's and settle near the site of the Moundbuilders.
Spanish Influence in Helen
Spanish Influence in Helen
Outside influence began to infiltrate the Valley as early as 1540-1560, During the American Revolution the Cherokee side with the British
First Settlers Arrive
First Settlers Arrive
Tellico Blockhouse to Tugaloo, the Unicoi Turnpike was the fastest way from Knoxville to Augusta.
Gold Discovered in Georgia
Gold Discovered in Georgia
First gold in Georgia mined in 1828 north of Loudsville at the southwest end of the Sautee-Nachoochee Valley.
After The Gold Rush
After The Gold Rush
With the discovery of Gold in California, miners head west. J. R. Dean introduces hydraulic mining to the area.
Captain Nichols and Anna Ruby Falls
Captain Nichols and Anna Ruby Falls
Purchasing land in the Sautee-Nacoochee area, Captain Nichols buys Anna Ruby Falls and the Indian Mound at GA17-75.
Wood is the new Gold
Wood is the new Gold
The town of Helen springs to life on the western end of the Sautee-Nacoochee Valley.
End of the Wood Era
End of the Wood Era
Morse Brothers close the lumber mill that has given Helen, Georgia employment and the town enters the Great Depression.
Charlie Maloof and Arthur Woody
Charlie Maloof and Arthur Woody
The differing goals of these two men dramatically affect the town of Helen, Georgia.
A new road for Helen
A new road for Helen
Georgia 75 replaces the old Unicoi Turnpike
A Park named Unicoi
A Park named Unicoi
Origin of Unicoi State Park, near the town of Helen, Georgia.
Helen 1954-1969
Helen 1954-1969
The city of Helen expands its industrial base, but looks longingly at the tourism dollars passing it by.
Rebirth of Helen
Rebirth of Helen
Four businessmen meet and turn to a Clarkesville artist for ideas on increasing the town's tourism revenue.
The success of Helen
The success of Helen
With new facades for buildings and events based on traditional Bavarian holidays...
Helen-Her Fun
Helen-Her Fun
Modern Helen
Modern Helen
Directions to Helen
Directions to Helen
Driving directions to Georgia's Alpine village, Helen
Other pages of interest on About North Georgia
Randy's Corner
Helen, Georgia has been in the news
Helen, Georgia has been in the news
A Marietta woman's seeing-eye dog got her turned away at Helen's Ramada Inn, and our publisher isn't happy about it.
Roads of North Georgia
Unicoi Turnpike
Unicoi Turnpike
Begins at Tellico Blockhouse, runs to Murphy, NC before heading south and east to Helen, and then the Tugaloo River.

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