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Double-Barreled Cannon  

Athens, GA 30601

Originally designed by John Gilleland of Athens and built at the local foundry in 1863, this one-of-a-kind Civil War cannon was designed to shoot two balls simultaneously with projectiles connected by an eight foot chain, intended to topple approaching infantrymen. The weapon failed and was preserved, instead of dismantled. The cannon has been featured by "Ripley's Believe It or Not."

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Athens Area Attractions

T.R.R. Cobb House
Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Sports Museum
Memorial Park
Funopolis Family Fun Center
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, The
ITA Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame
Athens Food Tours
Lucy Cobb Institute
Lyndon House Arts Center
Sandy Creek Nature Center

 

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