Touring Savannah seemed a bit daunting to us at first when we stated looking at the long list of places to tour in that city. It is a town rich not only in history, but also in the arts. Composers and musicians lived here as well as famous authors. Many movies were filmed here, and Juliette Low started the Girl Scouts in this town. The best way to get an over-view of this town, it seemed to us, was to pay for a city tour. After doing that we then did a walking tour of the historical section of Savannah. My main goal in this posting is just to provide some history of the town via the historical buildings and monuments which we saw today. General James Oglethorpe and his settlers founded Savannah in 1733. On his statue it is noted that he was a "great soldier and philanthropist". Our tour guide informed us that Oglethorpe kept a peaceful colony by forbidding slavery(slavery did eventually come to the colony), and not allowing Catholics or lawyers to live within its boundaries. He felt lawyers created bickering and fights. And allowing Catholics in the colony would bring in the Spanish who were a hostile group living nearby in what is now Florida. His statue is facing the south, because monuments of military figures usually are placed facing the direction of their enemies. Confederate soldier monuments in Savannah are facing north.