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Cretaceous Period (65- 144 million years ago)
Southeastern United States
This scene shows a family of Lophorhothon dinosaurs, as they may have looked millions of ye…
On November 14, 1864, the third cavalry of General Sherman's Military Division of the Mississippi [USA], Brig. General Judson L. Kilpatrick, [USA], 5500 men and 6 guns, marched from Marietta via Mayson-Turner Ferry (Bankhead Highway bridge) and bi…
This site was known as the Cotting Estate in the mid 1800's. David Cotting, teacher, editor and lawyer, served as Secretary of State from 1868-1873. He was also a member of the Constitutional Convention. Frances Cotting lived here after her husban…
Delta Air Lines began in 1924 as a crop dusting company, based first in Macon, Georgia, and then Monroe, Louisiana. C.E. Woolman led a group of investors in buying the company in 1928 and renamed it Delta Air Service. Passenger service began betwe…
During the Civil Rights Movement, members of the African-American community pressured the Mayor and City Council of Atlanta to integrate the city's fire department. In 1962, Mayor Ivan Alan, authorized the first hiring of sixteen African American …
Theodore "Tiger" Flowers was the first African-American boxer to win the world middleweight championship in 1926. Born in Camilla, Georgia in 1895. Flowers moved to Atlanta in 1920 where he began training seriously to be a professional b…
Swan House was completed in 1928 for Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hamilton Inman, heirs to a cotton-brokerage fortune. Named for the swan motif found throughout the interior, the house was designed by architect Philip Trammell Shutze (1890-1982), of the At…
On April 21, 1880, four Sisters of Mercy from Savannah, Georgia opened Atlanta's first permanent hospital, a 10-bed facility located on this site, where it remained for nearly 100 years.
During that time, the hospital grew in size and scope, ev…
The Sisters of Mercy founded Atlanta's first hospital on this site in 1880.
Saint Joseph's Hospital occupied this location until 1978, when it moved to 5665 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road.
In 1856 James E. Williams