Editorial: Busbee home now part of Ga. history

Published: May. 26, 2016 at 5:24 AM EDT
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The home of former Georgia Governor George Busbee will now serve as a part of history that will be remembered for years to come by visitors to Albany and all Georgia residents.

A historical marker was recently unveiled outside of the former Georgia Governor's home on West 3rd Avenue.

Busbee and his family lived in Albany from 1952 until his inauguration as governor in January of 1975.

Busbee also ran his successful campaign from there.

For the last two years, Bo Johnson worked to renovate this home and is proud to be a part of this labor of love.

"His impact on this city was immeasurable and we need to remember that and we need to treasure his memory and remember where he lived when he was an Albanian," said Johnson.

Albany, we, too, should be proud of this project which is a joint effort between the Georgia Historical Society, the Albany-Dougherty Historic Preservation Commission, and the Thronateeska Heritage Center.

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