Digital Humanities Project
In 2013, the first year of urban whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee River, WhiteWater Express guides introduced Columbus to over 15,000 rafting visitors. Over 90 percent of those visitors were from outside the local community. Understanding the importance of providing whitewater guides familiar with local history, Whitewater Express partnered with CSU’s Columbus Community Geography Center (CCGC). CCGC students in Dr. Rees’ Cultural Geography course at Columbus State University developed a semester project to create interpretive materials for the river guides and a new map of the river.
2014. "Columbus History from the River: Historical Narratives for WhiteWater Express River Guides." Columbus, GA.: Columbus Community Geography Center.
Community Partner(s): WhiteWater Express.