10 Things about Georgia You Probably Didn’t Know

10 things about Georgia

We at Heritage Mitsubishi love our wonderful state. We are sure that everyone knows all about the beautiful nature and great tasting food, but we found a few interesting facts that you may not know!

  • The largest indoor aquarium in the world is located in Georgia. There are 100,000 animals and 8 million gallons of water!
  • Atlanta was briefly called Terminus.
  • There are only two places that the sweet Vidalia onion can be grown, Vidalia and Glennville, Georgia! There is something special about the soil and water in both those towns.
  • A Georgia doctor sold the very first bottle of Coke at Jacob’s Pharmacy soda fountain in 1886.
  • We have a state possum named Pogo.
  • Cordele, Georgia is commonly known as the watermelon capital of the world!
  • Georgia was the leader in the movement to grant 18 year-olds the right to vote.
  • The Varsity in Atlanta is the biggest drive-in restaurant in the world and is a world-wide landmark.
  • Georgia is the country’s largest producer of peanuts. We make 44% of all the peanuts in the country!
  • Georgia also is the highest producer of paper, board, and textile products.

There you have it, 10 things about Georgia that you probably didn’t know! What are some other interesting facts you can think of?

Road Trip Time: 5 Great Driving Destinations for Your Mitsubishi Mirage

driving destinations for your Mitsubishi Mirage

For as affordable (under $15,000) and fuel-efficient (over 40 mpg) as the Mitsubishi Mirage is, owning this five-door compact car leaves you a lot of extra cash for travelling. The best thing to do in your Mirage—especially if you’ve purchased the redesigned 2017 model—is to take a road trip. Here are some great driving destinations for your Mitsubishi Mirage.

  • State park: Travel through beautiful scenery by looking for your nearest forest or park. Spend a day hiking and bring a picnic lunch.
  • Local speedway: Head out into the open country in search of a local dirt or paved race track that holds races on nights or weekends. Leave your Mirage in the parking lot while you enjoy the show!
  • Flea market: Do some second-hand shopping by taking your Mirage to an outdoor market and loading the trunk up with unique treasures.
  • Beach: Grab your swimsuits and drive along the coast of a body of water. When you see a public beach, pull over and dig your feet in the sand!
  • Orchard: Get away from the busy city and find a farm that allows you to pick seasonal fruits and vegetables. Bring back baskets of items you can eat on your drive home.