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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Where is Atlanta, Georgia, USA? 

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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Atlanta, Georgia, USA - 1868 advertisement

Herring & Leyden
Clothing House

The Atlanta Constitution
Atlanta, Georgia
July 5, 1868
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

1868 advertisement

Herring & Leyden
Clothing House

The Atlanta Constitution
Atlanta, Georgia
July 5, 1868
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
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... Read MORE...

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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

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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...Read MORE...

News  1885 - A FATAL WRECK. FEARFUL ACCIDENT ON THE GEORGIA RAILROAD. FIFTEEN PERSONS KILLED OR FATALLY INJURED. A TERRIBLE RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 15. - One of the most terrible railroad accidents ever known in Georgia,...Read MORE...

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

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News  1886 - May 8 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)

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May 8, 1886
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.

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March 12, 1894
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...Read MORE...

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...Read MORE...

News  1907 - FREQUENT FIRES IN AN ATLANTA HOTEL
Atlanta, Ga., May 3. - (Special) - A mysterious fire in the Arlington hotel at Marietta and Cone...Read MORE...

1916
Atlanta, at-lan'ta, a city, capital of Georgia, and seat of justice of Fulton co., is situated on...Read MORE...

News  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 ...Read MORE...

1932 - May 4 - Al Capone, convict of income tax evasion, enters Atlanta Penitentiary

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News  1936 - THREE ARE DEAD, DOZEN INJURED IN ATLANTA FIRE.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 20. - At least three persons were killed, a dozen injured, and $200,000 property ...Read MORE...

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...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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News  1971 - FOUR FIREMEN ARE KILLED IN BLAST.
Atlanta, Ga. (AP) - Four firemen were killed when an explosion ripped through a burning downtown...Read MORE...

News  1978 - LOEW'S TOP THREE FLOORS MOSTLY DESTROYED IN FIRE.
Atlanta (AP) - Flames billowed Monday where Hollywood's spotlight's once played on the ornate...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


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

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

Woodward II
flag  John Charles WOODWARD II (Oct 11 1924, Atlanta, Georgia, USA - Nov 9 2000, Shepherdstown West Virginia, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


McGee
flag  Otis Mclendon MCGEE (01/03/1921, Griffin, Georgia, USA - 07/03/1986, Atlanta, Georgia, USA) gravestone

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

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

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Cemeteries in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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