There are many types of turtles that live at Lithia Turtle Sanctuary. Yes, they are cute and they are shy. The native Indians long ago called the land we live in today Turtle Island. The term originates mainly from oral tradition, in the tale of the westward travel of the Anishinaabe tribe on this land they knew as Turtle Island. The Turtle is also the universal symbol of Long life and health. For thousands of years, a Smiling Turtle carved from solid granite has beaconed health seeker to come drink mother natures elixir of health, Lithia Mineral Spring Water.
Once upon a time, the Giant Frog Rock was the most famous tourist attraction in Douglas County, GA. Everyone visited the Giant Frog Rock and took photos with it. Sadly, it now lays abandoned in the city of Austell's land, adjacent to Lithia Medicine Spring. About 15 years ago the Department of Transportation (DOT) wanted to dynamite Frog Rock so that they could elevate and widen the road. Single handed, Gleda James (pictured above), fought the DOT and won to preserve this ancient wonder for future generations.
Standing on an ancient American step pyramid 25' above the ground Founder/Explorer Ian Simpson gestures to the ancient Fire bird effigy that he and his crew uncovered from the earth. About 10 years ago this ancient wonder was almost destroyed by the city who wanted to dynamite a path through Lithia Medicine Spring to build a sewer line. If it were not for local historian Gleda James the ancient fire bird would have been destroyed. Some say that the ancients carved this out of stone as a marker that points toward gold.
EXPLORING AND PRESERVING LOST ANCIENT WONDERS
There is a growing interest in preserving the ancient past all around our great country by people of all ages. In the state of Georgia there has been a prevailing perception that ancient archaeological sites are unimportant and should be destroyed to make room for modern development. This perception is changing with a new generation of people who believe, as we believe, that preserving the past protects and enriches the future.
For years we have secretly been hard at work unearthing one of the great lost ancient wonders of the world. You simply can not imagine how difficult it has been a. All our archaeological excavations have been by hand using shovels and muscle power, this is why it has taken years. Very few Americans know about Georgia's ancient Adena civilization that once ruled these lands over 4,000 years ago. Although the ancient past has been buried in the sands of time we now live in a new age of discovery and people of all ages are becoming interested in discovering and preserving the past. Our goal is to build an Archaeological Park to raise awareness about ancient America's past civilizations, the mound builders, who thousands of years ago built America's great pyramid mounds. We need your help, so please join our Lithia Explorers Society its Free, Fun, Educational, and Amazing! Be the first to have a guided tour of the Smiling Turtle Pyramid when it opens.
"Ancient Lithia Springs and all its archaeological wonders has been lost to time"
Join Lithia Explorers Society and help preserve this lost 8th wonder of the world
Lithia Spring Water flows from an ancient Native American Indian healing spring where for thousands of years people journeyed to drink its health-giving water. Since 1888 this health enhancing mineral spring water has been bottled and delivered to the homes and offices of health seekers. You can now order home or office delivery direct from the source, Lithia Springs GA.
1874 Doctor Office, Lithia Springs GA
For well over 60 years Dr. Garret's small vintage house, made from native pine wood, was both his health clinic and a hospital. Dr. Garret believed in the health-giving properties of Lithia Spring Water and prescribed it for many types of ailments. The local people still drink Lithia Spring Water and they remember Dr. Garret, a true healer.
Lithia Mineral Spring Water Logo
Our Lithia Spring Water logo embodies the nostalgic era and the modern era. The logo depicts a human life force being refreshed inside a lithium atom. Look carefully there are 3 electrons with 2 forming inverted hearts. Scientific research suggests lithium may be an essential micro-nutrient for health and well-being.
Scientific Research Lithia Water
Lithia Water is defined as a mineral water that naturally contains trace amounts of Lithium (Li3). This type of water is one of the most independently scientifically researched mineral waters in the world, because of its health-giving properties that are well attested. The World Health Organization considers Lithium a mineral nutrient.