Savannah is a city resistant to change.
This remains constant since 1743 when it was first put on the map by its founder General James Oglethorpe. Before he set sail for a trip to England, the general uttered ''Don't change a thing until I get back", no-one ever saw him again, but Savannah stuck to his instructions.
Savannah's origins are preserved in its old buildings and natural beauty regardless of the pressure of shops, restaurants and hotels. Booked.net can help you to stay there in comforts from a cheap hotel in Savannah or one abundant with luxuries.
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James Oglethorpe gave a rise to a blend of English settlers to the area of Savannah. The so-called ''Father of the land'' arrived in the company of 120 colonists to establish the last of the British colonies. Thus, Savannah started as the 13th British colony. With a gradual growth mainly as a port city, Savannah enticed more settlers from England who arrived accompanied by French Huguenots, Germans, Austrian Salzburgers, Italians, Swiss and on.
Now Savannah has a multicultural, 131,510-strong population comprised of 57.08 percent African American, 36.09 percent White, and 4.52 percent Asian numbers only 2.23 percent Native American.
Built on ''white gold''. Those light cotton T-shirts that become flocky after the first wash originate here in Savannah – a city thriving on cotton.
In 1793 Eli Whitney of Connecticut, a worker from a plantation, invented a mechanism of ginning seeds from cotton bolls. Manufactured in Savannah, cotton encouraged women of fashion throughout the word. But initially all prices on materials were set here in Savannah.
With the turn of 20th century Paris and London eclipsed the development of Savannah as a fashion legislator, mainly due to the fact the economy of Savannah collapsed with the decline of cotton market. The best of past prosperity you can trace in today's architecture in Savannah. Attractions include;
- River Street, a cobbled street along the south bank of the Savannah River
- Forsyth Park, the large public park and a place for strolls
- Lucas Theatre, a location for a number of events including the Savannah Film Festival
The annual film festival is not the only time cinematography visits in Savannah. This city was the location for the Clint Eastwood directed film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
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