Atlanta, Georgia, USA - Atlanta Ga. Atlanta Terminal Station
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta Ga. Atlanta Terminal Station

Atlanta, Georgia, USA - A. K. Hawkes Company glasses
found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

A. K. Hawkes Company glasses
found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA - New Fulton County Court House, Atlanta, Ga.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

New Fulton County Court House, Atlanta, Ga.

Atlanta, Georgia, USA - The Napsonian School

Napsonian School (formerly North Ave. Presbyterian) from Ponce de Leon Ave. The picture shows from left to right the Library with High School at rear, the Administration and Elementary School Building, and the Dormitory. This Christian Preparatory School offers training for girls and boys through the sixth grade and for girls only in Junior and Senior High School
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The Napsonian School

Napsonian School (formerly North Ave. Presbyterian) from Ponce de Leon Ave. The picture shows from left to right the Library with High School at rear, the Administration and... Read MORE...


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Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA

Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the American Civil War to become a national center of commerce.wikipedia

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1843 - Atlanta, Georgia founded
Originally known as Marthasville, Georgia.
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1864 - September 2 - Union General William T Sherman captures and burns Atlanta
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1868 - Atlanta became capital webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ gatimeln.htm
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1868 - advertisement

The Atlanta Constitution
Atlanta, Georgia
July 5, 1868
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January 6, 1884 - The temperature dipped to one degree below zero at Atlanta, GA. It marked the final day of a severe arctic outbreak in the South and Midwest
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News  1885 - Atlanta, GA Blasting Powder Explosion, Nov 1885. Blown to Atoms.
Atlanta, Ga., November 5. – Two colored men, Wm. KENNEBREAD and Phil JOHNSON, well-diggers, were blown to atoms yesterday by an explosion of blasting powder. Thirty feet down they struck granite, and commenced drilling for the purpose of blowing up the rock. After one explosion they descended and...Read MORE...

Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 15. - One of the most terrible railroad accidents ever known in Georgia, occurred last night at midnight, fifteen miles from this city on the Georgia Pacific road. The East Tennessee, and Georgia Pacific run the same track to Austel. Last night the Georgia Pacific mixed train...Read MORE...

1886 - March 29 - Atlanta, GA, was drenched with a record 7.36 inches of rain in 24 hours.

The Weather Channel
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1886 - May 8 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)
May 8, 1886
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1889 - January 15 - The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.
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News  1894 - March 12 – For the first time, Coca-Cola is sold in bottles.
March 12, 1894
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1898 - July 23 - A two hour thunderstorm deluged Atlanta, GA, with 4.32 inches of rain.
More than a foot of water flooded Union Depot. Many street car motors burned out while trying to run through flooded streets. It grew so dark before the afternoon storm that gas lights were needed.
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1906 - September 22 - Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, kills 21
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News  1907 - FIRE THREATENED AN ATLANTA BLOCK. Considerable Damage by Flames in Business Section.
Atlanta, Ga., April 2. – Fire started in Durand’s restaurant at 11 East Alabama street early this morning, gutted the upstairs portion of the restaurant, and did damage through water or smoke, to the hardware store of Heinz & Sons, at 13 East Alabama street, the wholesale department of Oppenheim’s...Read MORE...

Atlanta, Ga., May 3. - (Special) - A mysterious fire in the Arlington hotel at Marietta and Cone streets at 1 o'clock this morning as a result of which a white man, Walter Campbell, was overcome by smoke and taken to the Grady Hospital has resulted in an investigation by the detective force. After...Read MORE...

Atlanta, at-lan'ta, a city, capital of Georgia, and seat of justice of Fulton co., is situated on an elevated ridge dividing the waters of the Chattahoochee River from the rivers that now into the Atlantic, at an altitude of 1050 feet above the level of the sea. It has a remarkably healthy and...Read MORE...

1917 - May 21 - The Great Atlanta fire of 1917 takes place.
Fire In Atlanta Razes 100 Blocks; Loss $2,000,000
Wide Residence Area in Northeast Swept by Flames Starting in Storage Building.
Soldiers Called To Aid
Dynamite Used Vainly to Prevent Blaze Reaching Mansions on Ponce de Leon Av.
Firemen Finally Check It
Thousands Left Homeless, but City Cares...

1932 - May 4 - Al Capone, convict of income tax evasion, enters Atlanta Penitentiary
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Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 20. - At least three persons were killed, a dozen injured, and $200,000 property damage was caused yesterday by a fire that raged through the five story Cable Piano Company building in the heart of Atlanta's downtown business section.

Flames swept quickly up through an...

1938 - May 16 - 38 die in Terminal Hotel fire (Atlanta Ga)
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1939 - December 15 - "Gone With the Wind" premieres in Atlanta
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1946 - December 7 - Fire at Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, kills 119
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News  1949 - 'Gone With the Wind' Author Hit by Taxi
ATLANTA, Aug. 11. (AP) - A speeding taxicab struck and severely injured Margaret Mitchell Thursday night in front of a theater.

The author of the celebrated novel of Civil War days, "Gone With the Wind," was rushed to the city hospital suffering from concussion of the brain, leg and possibly...Read MORE...

1960 - October 19 - Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested at an Atlanta sit-in.
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1968 - April 9 - Martin Luther King Jr, buried in Atlanta
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Atlanta, Ga. (AP) - Four firemen were killed when an explosion ripped through a burning downtown restaurant, trapping them in a basement inferno as the floor was blown from under them.

"There were guys in there screaming for help," said a fireman, his face flecked with blood, who was standing at ...Read MORE...

Atlanta (AP) - Flames billowed Monday where Hollywood's spotlight's once played on the ornate facade of LOEW'S Grand Theater, the site of the glamorous 1939 premiere of "Gone With The Wind." Awed Atlantians lined sidewalks for the landmark theater's spectacular last show.

The fire destroyed most ...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  EDWARD LEON DOUGLAS (12/31/1941, Atlanta, Georgia, USA - 06/30/2009, Seneca, Oconee, South Carolina, US)

King, Jr.
 flag  Martin Luther King, Jr. (15 January 1929, Atlanta, Georgia, USA - 4 April 1968, Memphis, Tennessee, USA) gravestone

Ancestors Who Died Here

  Otis McLendon McGee (01/03/1921, Griffin Georgia - 07/03/1986, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

St. Jean
flag  Helen Marie St. Jean (13 May 1917, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - 15 April 1999, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

flag  Bessie Romain Strine (17 February 1901, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown) - 16 July 2001, Atlanta, Georgia, USA) gravestone

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