AFTER YOU VISIT THE BARTOW MUSEUM, YOU WILL KNOW THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS – AND MUCH, MUCH MORE.
♦ What Bartow pioneer was commander of all Georgia forces during the Revolutionary War?
♦ Which Bartow native’s creation was hailed by the U.S. Army as “the greatest contribution to winning World War II”?
♦ What best-selling Bartow author did the New York Times say “can write the crinolines off Margaret Mitchell”?
♦ What Bartow politician became governor, senator, judge, and U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate, and had a county named for him?
♦ Who was the professional boxer and wrestler from Bartow who became Europe’s 1930s dance sensation?
♦ What is Bartow’s connection with Walt Disney’s Donald Duck?
♦ What highly honored movie, starring Anthony Quinn and Shirley Booth, was based on a Bartow native’s biggest Broadway hit?
♦ What were Francis S. Bartow’s claims to fame?
♦ Which two Bartow natives created Atlanta largest public sculpture?
♦ Why, from 1905 until 1929, did Bartow houses have electric lights – but no electrical appliances, such as stoves and refrigerators?
♦ How large is the famous bell from General Wood’s fort?
♦ How did an Unknown Union Soldier come to be buried in Bartow?
♦ What best selling novel begins with a detailed, descriptive tour of Bartow?
♦ What were the town of Bartow’s three previous names, and why was it named Bartow?
♦ Why do antebellum houses usually have square columns, instead of round ones?