Thursday, June 3, 2010

Late Georgia U.S. Rep Bo Ginn (D-Millen) (NFH) National Fish Hatchery to Re-Open

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will re-open Bo Ginn (NFH) National Fish Hatchery in Millen.

Ginn was a congressman & later ran for governor of Georgia when he was upset by Unknown Joe Frank Harris back in 1982.

He ran against his former boss George Elliot Hagan for the then 1st congressional seat in 1972 & won in which served five consecutive terms in that seat before stepping down to run for Governor of Georgia in 1982. He was a an assistane to Late Senator Herman Talmadge & Hagan as well

Ginn was considered one of South Georgia's most influential legislators, and credited with helping to bring several United States Navy bases to the area, as well as to protect Fort Stewart when its future seemed shaky. In the 1982 Georgia gubernatorial election, Ginn lost in the primary to Joe Frank Harris.

Ginn died in 2005

The Bo Ginn Aquarium is located near the Magnolia Springs State Park near Millen, GA. The center teaches the importance of clean streams and lakes through interpretive exhibits, guided tours and fishing rodeos. Folks learn about numerous freshwater species and their protection. A portion of the adjacent hatchery is used to raise catfish, bream and bass, providing an excellent location for children to learn the sport of fishing. More than two dozen tanks feature such local fish as bluegill, redbreast, bass, crappie and mudfish, plus many others.

I didn't realize the aquarium was closed. Its a nice place though. I only visited the place twice.

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