If you are looking for an interesting and useful online resource, be sure to visit the Digital Library of Georgia (http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/). Based at the University of Georgia in Athens, the DLG collaborates with Georgia's libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of education and culture to provide access to key information resources on Georgia history, culture, and life. This primary mission is accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance, and preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources.
The collections are keyword searchable, but are also browsable by topic, time period, county, institution, or media type. One of the most popular collections at the DLG is the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive, which consists of over 81,000 fully searchable newspapers pages from 1845 to 1922. A search for "Duluth, Ga." brings up a September 3, 1918, article from The Daily Times Enterprise (Thomasville, Ga.), which lists Thomas G. Green from Duluth, Ga. as "wounded in action, degree undetermined."
Within the Vanishing Georgia Collection are a number of photographs depicting life in the late 19th and early 20th century. This collection comprises nearly 18,000 photographs at the Georgia Division of Archives and History (http://sos.georgia.gov/archives/) in Morrow, Georgia. Ranging from daguerreotypes to Kodachrome prints, the images span over 100 years of Georgia history. A search for Duluth brings up a number of images. Two of the photographs featured with this article show a picnic and an early image of a building "facing Peachtree Street." Today this street is Main Street, according to Judy Wilson, President of the Duluth Historical Society. You can search the Vanishing Georgia collection both on the DLG website and the Georgia Archives' website.
The DLG is a great online resource for students, teachers, historians, or those just interested in Georgia history, as it features a million digital objects in more than 200 collections from 60 institutions and 100 government agencies. Though this represents only a fraction of Georgia's cultural treasures, the Digital Library of Georgia continues to grow. To keep up with the constant additions to the collections, visit the DLG Blog at http://blog.dlg.galileo.usg.edu/