A collection of photos submitted by the readers of my facebook page "Forgotten Georgia"
Friday, May 19, 2017
" Dutchy" was the first monument made in Elberton in 1898 as the town's Confederate Memorial. The town's people were not happy. They thought he looked too squat and said he looked like a Yankee, "a cross between a Pennsylvania Dutchman and a hippopotamus," thus the name. In 1900 a group of young men, tired of others making fun, pulled him down and buried him in a deep grave. He was exhumed in 1982 and is on display at the Granite Museum in Elberton. Jim Williamson There are different versions of this story. I like this one. http://brownsguides.com/dutchy/