You have to visit the double barreled cannon when you are in town. It is fun to have pictures made with it also. A unique piece of history.
Displayed at the Town Hall in downtown Athens is a double barreled cannon from the Civil War (aka The War of Northern Aggression) which failed utterly during a test fire and was never used. If you're in Athens, it's a great photo op. Whenever we take friends or family to a Georgia game, we always make sure to take a... More
This is a fun find in downtown Athens. A true story and a great way to display the failure behind the cannon. We loved seeing it displayed.
The DBC is nice to visit during the Athen's Famer's Market, which meets there on Wed. in the summer and fall from 4-6pm. It's a nice relaxed atmosphere with lots of interesting locally grown food to buy. The cannon is in the shade and is picturesque.
Back during the War of Yankee Aggression Athens had a foundry. They came up with the idea of the ultimate killing machine. It was a double barrelled cannon that was to fire two cannon balls chained together to mow down the enemy. It was difficult if not impossible to synchronize. I understand that the one time it did work it... More
When my husband suggested that we take a walk over to this cannon from our conference at the Classic Center, I had no idea what we were going to see. It was fun to find this little piece of historic trivia - no, it didn't work like the inventor wanted it to which is why you don't find these as... More
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