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Mountain Day 2021: "In the Shadow of Lavender Mountain" Virtual Lecture with Dan Roper

Join Dan Roper, editor of Georgia Backroads magazine, for a virtual lecture about the history of the land where the Grand March takes place every year as we get ready for Mountain Day Weekend 2021!


  • WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 29
  • WHERE: Facebook Live
  • WHAT TIME: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • WHO: Open to all Berry alums and friends

"In the Shadow of Lavender Mountain" by Dan Roper, editor, Georgia Backroads magazine
Before the founding of Berry College, and before the first Mountain Day was ever celebrated, the countryside north of Rome was home to many people. Some of these were farmers who led simple lives. Some were teachers, preachers, and millers who served their communities. And some were leaders who played key roles in our nation’s greatest events. And always, as a backdrop, there were flatwoods and the mountain, hosting the region’s remarkable natural history.

Meet Dan Roper
Dan Roper is the editor and publisher of Georgia Backroads magazine. Since coming to Rome in 1986, he has taught in several capacities at Berry College. He claims to have raised his children on campus, as he and his wife Lisa spent so much time with them there! Dan practiced law in Rome from 1986 to 2005, before stepping in as publisher of the magazine, and we are honored to have him lead this free Facebook Live lecture to help celebrate Mountain Day!

Join Dan Roper for this lecture on the history of the land where the Grand March now takes place.

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Mountain Day weekend is about remembering tradition with our Berry Family. This year we are so excited to welcome alumni and friends back to campus for a Mountain Day weekend full of events, including reunions, athletic events, a delicious picnic, the Grand March, and lots more!

To see the full schedule of events and all other things Mountain Day visit:

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Wednesday, September 29 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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