The Blue Ridge Mountains
The Cherokees called this country the 'enchanted land'. The rolling, majestic Blue Ridge contains Georgia's highest mountain, Brasstown Bald, a highlight in this area which rises beautifully 4,784 feet above sea level.
The majesty of the mountains is captured in the poetry of one of North Georgia's favorite sons, Byron Herbert Reece who wrote Georgia's official state drama, Reach of Song. This drama is performed each summer from June to August in the town of Young Harris. Reece's poetry demonstrates that the soil was essential to his soul, and that the North Georgia mountains were the source of his identity:
If God should need me, He knows where to look, I'll be in the fields with mountains tall behind me. Plowing the rows that dip their feet in the brook; From May to June that is where He'll find me.
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