Thanks, I can now feel how well the bike fits into all that. Imagine it being ridden there while the shipyards were still in existence, with the bridge still being built!With most of the pics I take around Savannah, the scenery is much much older than my bikes, but in this case not as much. The Savannah riverfront on the left dates back to the city's founding in 1733. There are modern buildings in the pic, but I would say 80% of buildings on River Street date back to the early 1800s. The gold dome of City Hall is from around 1910. The port buildings near the bridge are probably about as old as the bike. The frame is 1947, so there wasn't even a bridge until 6 years later. Most everything on the right side of the river is newer than the bike except for a couple of older wharfs. The new riverwalk extension where the bike is sitting is pretty close to the location where the temporary shipyard was where they built Liberty Ships to support the war effort in WWII.
Isn't Savannah one of the oldest cities in the USA, KF?
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Ahhhh...........went back and looked and the article I clicked on did make a clear distinction that people disagree and argue over "city" and actual established datesNo, that can't be correct. Georgia was the last of the original 13 colonies. While most places West of us are all younger, most everything North of us along the coast is older (in some cases much older). Of course, St Augustine, FL is the oldest city in the US.
Savannah (and Georgia) was founded in 1733 as a strategic buffer for the first 12 colonies against the Spaniards in Florida. There are plenty of cities along the mid and North Atlantic seaboard that started in the 1600s.
That sea breeze will do it. <ugh>