Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events, 1820s-1870s

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University of Georgia Press, Jun 1, 1969 - History - 992 pages
Atlanta and Environs is, in every way, an exhaustive history of the Atlanta Area from the time of its settlement in the 1820s through the 1970s. Volumes I and II, together more than two thousand pages in length, represent a quarter century of research by their author, Franklin M. Garrett a man called "a walking encyclopedia on Atlanta history" by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. With the publication of Volume III, by Harold H. Martin, this chronicle of the South's most vibrant city incorporates the spectacular growth and enterprise that have characterized Atlanta in recent decades.
 

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Contents

A Prelude to The Coming of the White Man
1
Standing Peachtree
8
The EighteenTwenties
20
The EighteenThirties
79
The EighteenForties
173
The EighteenFifties
304
The EighteenSixties
471
The EighteenSeventies
827
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FRANKLIN M. GARRETT was director of the Atlanta Historical Society and a member and curator of the Georgia Historical Society. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution once praised him as "a walking encyclopedia on Atlanta history."

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