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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: Island Ford Unit Professional Review and Guide
"When President Jimmy Carter created the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in 1978, this site, including the former retreat of Judge Samuel Hewlett (ca. 1930s), was selected as headquarters. Today the log and stone structure is the park’s visitor center. Nineteenth-century pioneers, settling this area after removal of the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears, sought shallow fords to bring their families across the river. One such site was here at Island Ford. Today the rocky shoals attract fly-fishers, while hikers trek along the banks and through the surrounding hills."
--Ren and Helen Davis, Best Easy Day Hikes: Atlanta (Falcon Guides).
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