Wednesday, July 4, 2007

This week in Atlanta History 30 June to 6 July

This is an important week in Atlanta History. In 1868, on 30 June Atlanta was named the capital of Georgia. It is the fifth site of state government, behind: Savannah, Augusta, Louisville and Milledgeville. Macon was also a seat of government during the Civil War, but official legislation was never passed naming the site.
In addition, this is also the week Margaret Mitchell's classic Gone with the Wind was published in 1936 and led to her winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1937.
Clearly an important week for the city.
Happy Fourth of July.

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