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Georgia's Peach

 Atlanta :
- Is one of only two cities in the world to be home to not one but two Nobel Peace Prize winners. Martin Luther King, Jr was presented the award in 1964 at the age of 35. President Jimmy Carter, in 2002, making him the third U.S. President to receive this honor. Both Nobel Peace Prizes are displayed for your viewing pleasure in Atlanta. http://www.nps.gov/malu/index.htm and http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/ - Has the largest single mass of exposed granite in the world, at Stone Mountain. - Has the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere, Winston Peachtree. It's 73 stories and 723 feet tall. - Has the14th largest mall in the Nation, The mall of Georgia. - Has 41 public golf courses. - Houses the second  largest theatre organ in the Unites States of America and it's at the renowned Fox Theatre. - Has an area called Buckhead and owes its unusual name to the 19th Century local general store owner Henry Irby. He killed a large deer and prominently mounted the buck over …