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Mystery & History in Georgia (Volume 2)

R. Olin Jackson

Georgia history enthusiasts and researchers alike will be captivated with the colorful topics and attention to detail of the many subjects in Mystery & History in Georgia, Volume II. Designed as a companion to the award-winning Mystery & History in Georgia, Volume I, author R. Olin Jackson picks right up where he left off in the earlier tome.

So grab an easy chair or cool spot beneath your favorite "spreading chestnut tree" and dig in. Just as with Volume I, this latest work will be difficult to put down.

Read about how Hugh Jarrett, who was once a member of the famed "Jordanaires" vocal group, who were the backing singers for Elvis Presley, lived in the Atlanta, Georgia area after his days with the King came to a close. Jarrett appeared in Presley's performances on the Ed Sullivan Television Show in New York and in many of his early Hollywood movies. Jarrett's grave now occupies a lonely plot at a small Cherokee County church in north Georgia.

Learn how small-town vixen Virginia Hill from Marietta, Georgia, went on to become a Hollywood starlet and the girlfriend of one of the most famous mobsters of all time - Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel. Hill, who ultimately died a lonely death far from home in Switzerland, became so famous that her story was featured in several major motion pictures, including "Bugsy" starring Warren Beatty and Annette Bening.

Discover the details of a secret gold mine beneath the floor of the Smith House Restaurant in Dahlonega, Georgia which had lain hidden beneath the eatery's concrete pad until 2006, when renovators accidentally discovered it. Frank W. Hall, a mining engineer, had moved to Dahlonega in 1868 and discovered a rich vein of gold on what today is the Smith House property, but was denied the right to mine it by a town ordinance.

Enjoy the little-known details of a treasure in gold and silver in the U.S. Branch Mint which once existed in the former gold-rush town of Dahlonega, Georgia, in 1861. This immense cache of precious metal worth millions of dollars today, literally vanished after being picked up for shipment to Atlanta.

These and 62 additional equivalent articles await the lucky reader's attentions.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Whippoorwill Publications LLC
  • Publish Date: Apr 25th, 2023
  • Pages: 516
  • Language: English
  • Edition: undefined - undefined
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 1.04in - 1.50lb
  • EAN: 9798987228630
  • Categories: GeneralGeneralGeneral

About the Author

Jackson, R. Olin: - "R. Olin Jackson founded Legacy Communications, Inc., in 1985, where he became the award-winning executive editor and publisher of his flagship creations - North Georgia Journal and Georgia Backroads magazines. During his tenure at Legacy, Olin was the recipient of a number of awards from the Magazine Association of Georgia (MAG) for excellence in publishing. Olin parlayed his magazine publishing business into a long and fruitful career before selling it in 2005. Georgia Backroads is now under new ownership and enjoying its 37th year (as of 2023) of publication. It is one of the longest-running magazines in the state.Olin also wrote/co-wrote a selection of books, including "Moonshine, Murder and Mayhem in Georgia" (2003); "Tales of the Rails in Georgia" (2004); "Georgia Backroads Traveler" (2005); and "Georgia's Doc Holliday" (2006) among others.In 2021, Olin founded Whippoorwill Publications, LLC. His current projects within that realm include: "Mystery & History in Georgia, Volume I" (2022) which was honored with a "Five-Star Award" by Readers' Favorite book awards (available at,, and; and "Some Genealogy Keys to Some Georgia Family Trees: Histories and Genealogies of Assorted Jackson, Fricks, Neel, Anderson, Jordan, Gravatt, Hudgins, Tanner, Pettyjohn and Rogers Family Lines" (2023) (also available at, and scheduled works include "Memories of Army Life and MPs of the 529th: The Story of the Top MP Company in the U.S. Army"; and a selection of original poetry entitled "After All That We've Been Through." Olin is married to the former Judy Grizzle of Dahlonega, Georgia. The couple make their home in Roswell and Rockmart, Georgia. Olin also has a son - Burke - by a former marriage."